ABCD: Andre McGee

HACKENSACK, N.J. -- Andre McGee won't get a chance to see where he stacks up against the top point guards from the senior class at ABCD Camp, but he's certainly had no difficulty proving he is among the elite in the Class of 2005.

The diminutive 5-10, 170-pound scoring floor leader from Canyon Spring High (Calif.) has been one of the top players in the camp – regardless of class and regardless of the fact that his team won't face the other top point guards (Sebastian Telfair, Shaun Livingston, Josh Wright and Jason Horton). In fact, he leads the entire camp in scoring at 20.8 points per contest and in three point shooting (73.7%, 14-19). He's also second in steals (2.0) and ninth in assists (3.0).

McGee can score in a variety of ways, but he's been deadly from beyond the three-point line over the past two days. Despite leading the camp in scoring, he has still found a way to keep his teammates happy – something that few point guards are able to balance while at an all-star setting such as ABCD.


McGee still needs to work on making the correct decision and not trying to do too much. He also needs to bulk up so he can finish better in the lane, but he's clearly one of the top players in the entire junior class and will be someone that the UNC staff continues to evaluate.

The other major difference between McGee and some of the top players is that he plays tenacious defense and rarely takes a play off on either end of the floor.

McGee has the Tar Heels among his leaders, but he said he's still a long ways away from making a decision. He also lists UCLA, Arizona, Texas and Oklahoma.

"It's not really my dream anymore to go to North Carolina like it was when I was younger," McGee said. "But they are definitely on my list. They were recruiting me when they were at Kansas and I like them a lot."

"I want to go in somewhere and start like T.J. Ford did when he was a freshman," added McGee, whose older brother, Antoine, is a point guard at the University of Colorado.

McGee averaged 18 points and 8 assists on a loaded Canyon Springs team a year ago. He plays with Inland during the summer.

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