Juco Forward Dwight McCombs To Visit Gophers

Dwight McCombs, a 6-foot-8, 240-pound power forward from Moraine Valley (IL) Community College, will visit Minnesota next month. McCombs shined this season, ranking first in NJCAA Division II in blocked shots, third in field goal percentage and rebounds, and 11th for scoring. He has attracted late recruiting interest from several top programs.

Dwight McCombs, who attended Chicago Whitney Young, played for the Derrick Rose's MeanStreets Express and Illinois Wolves (along with Evan Turner) AAU programs. He signed with Miami of Ohio, where he averaged 0.8 points and 1.3 rebounds per game in 7.3 minutes per contest as a freshman. However, he decided in November of 2008 to sit out the 2008-09 season. He transferred to Moraine Valley and shined at the Jerry Mullen's Top 100 Juco Camp in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and the Midwest Juco Exposure Showcase in Merrillville, Indiana last summer.

McCombs is visiting Murray State this weekend and will visit Arkansas April 9-11 and Minnesota 16-18. Arkansas has former Chicago natives guard Jemal Farmer and center Delvon Johnson on their roster. The Gophers are looking for possible immediate help at power forward with question marks surrounding Royce White and Trevor Mbakwe and the graduation loss of senior Damien Johnson.

McCombs has picked up recent offers from top programs such as scholarship offers from Arkansas, Minnesota, Penn State, Missouri, Murray State, Middle Tennessee State and UTEP and interest from Arizona State and Washington State. He had previously picked up low major and mid major offers from schools such as California-Riverside, California-Northridge, Middle Tennessee State, Florida Gulf Coast, Boise State, Bowling Green, Eastern Illinois, Idaho State, Illinois-Chicago, Indiana State, Jacksonville State, Montana State, Murray State, Nevada, New Orleans, North Texas, Pepperdine, Sacramento State, South Alabama, Southern Illinois, UC Riverside and Western Michigan.

McCombs averaged 22.3 points, 13.3 rebounds, and 5.1 block shots per game, while shooting 69.9% from the field and 60.8% from the charity stripe. Moraine Valley finished 16-17 overall and 5-9 in Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference play. McCombs was named to the All-Region IV, All-Region IV tournament and All-Conference first teams and

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