Drew McGhee Talks Recruiting

Ohio 2009 center Drew McGhee has drawn the attention of many schools this spring playing AAU ball for CBIZ. He helped his club to the Super Sixteen title beating All-Ohio Force in the finals during the weekend of May 17th and 18th. He earned all-tournament honors for his play in that tournament. Later in July, CBIZ will travel to Las Vegas and play in front of coaches from across the country.

Ohio 2009 center Drew McGhee has drawn the attention of many schools this spring playing AAU ball for CBIZ. He helped his club to the Super Sixteen title beating All-Ohio Force in the finals during the weekend of May 17th and 18th. He earned all-tournament honors for his play in that tournament. In addition, CBIZ also won the Great 8 tournament. Later in July, CBIZ will travel to Las Vegas and play in front of coaches from across the country.

This past winter as a junior, the 6-foot-10, 210 pound McGhee helped lead North Ridgeville High School to a 16-5 record and the school's first conference title in 31 years. He averaged 17 points and 13 rebounds per game. But the statistic that truly stands out is his 6 blocks per game average.

McGhee told RedHawk Insider that North Ridgeville has much coming back next season and he expects another league title.

As for his game, "I have been told that I run the court well." McGhee added that he also has been told he has good feet work and is "good with both hands."

However, McGhee is not satisfied yet with his game. He wishes to get stronger, gain weight, and improve his outside shot.

In college, McGhee plans to major in pharmacy. When asked, "why pharmacy?" his reply was that he "likes chemistry and my mom is a nurse…(pharmacy) combines chemistry and the medical."

McGhee gave the following lists of schools that are recruiting him: "All of the MAC, Davidson, Stanford, Georgia Tech, Notre Dame, Marquette, Minnesota, Penn State, Pittsburgh, Baylor, and Butler."

Of those schools, he has been offered scholarships by most MAC schools, Davidson, Penn State, and Butler. In addition, McGhee added, "I was told that Marquette will offer me a scholarship on Monday."

McGhee has already taken unofficial visits to "Miami (June 5th), Butler right after Miami, Penn State, Bowling Green, Toledo, and Western Michigan."

He plans on taking an official visit to Notre Dame in late August after school begins. Of the visits he has taken, Penn State and Miami stand out.

McGhee was quite impressed with Penn State's facilities. Specifically, he mentioned the arena, player lounge, and locker room. He also liked the size of the state school's enrollment of 38,000 students. McGhee mentioned he got along well with the players. Finally, he was interested in the chance to play in the Big Ten against some of the best teams in the country.

As for Miami, he said the visit went "really well." When asked about what he liked about Miami, the first words from this student-athlete were "academics." Academics are very important McGhee. He has a 4.1 GPA, and he is not satisfied with his 22 scored on the ACT and plans to retake it.

The beauty of the Oxford campus also impressed McGhee. He said, "Miami is a great place to be."

He also liked the current RedHawk players and coaches, which he described as "good guys."

He was intrigued about being part of a large and strong Miami recruiting class. "They have six scholarship for my class," added McGhee.

McGhee liked what the Miami coaches told him about what his role would be as a freshman. Specifically, he stated, "They said I can get in right away" and that he had a chance to immediately "make a big impact." The Miami staff also told him that he would not have to redshirt as a frosh.

Right now, his recruiting is still open. He will narrow down his list of schools in August. McGhee will not make a decision until the end of summer at the earliest.

As for his top four schools at this point, McGhee stated, "Miami, Penn State, Notre Dame, and Marquette."


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