PC Player Prospect: Chris McCullough

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – While at the prestigious NBPA Top 100 Camp, Chris McCullough demonstrated exactly why he is one of the very best prospects in America in the class of 2014.

A 6-foot-9, 215-pound combo forward out of the Salisbury School (CT), McCullough averaged 8.3 points per game and led his team to the camp championship. The New York native turned in a few impressive performances along the way and showed off a game well beyond his years.

Watching McCullough in action, it is easy to see why he is being courted by some of the top basketball programs in America.

McCullough listed Syracuse, St. John's, Miami, Kansas, Louisville, UConn, Florida, North Carolina, Temple, Hofstra, Providence, Rutgers, West Virginia, UCLA, Memphis, Seton Hall, and Villanova as programs involved in his recruitment.

The versatile athlete claims offers from all of those schools except for UCLA. He noted that he does "not yet" have any favorites.

"I'm gonna drop [my list] down to a top six probably next month," McCullough said.

Thus far, McCullough has taken unofficial visits to Syracuse, Rutgers, UConn, Seton Hall, and West Virginia. He has a visit to Memphis planned as well, a trip he said he thinks is scheduled for July 3rd.

Friday was the first day that coaches were permitted to call or text players in the class of 2014 and McCullough heard from a few different schools. He said Syracuse was the first to get in touch with him that day, but he also heard from Miami, West Virginia, UConn, and Rutgers.

There are a few coaches with whom McCullough feels he has developed the best relationships with: UConn assistant Kevin Ollie, Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim and assistant Adrian Autry, and St. John's head coach Steve Lavin.

Speaking of coaches, McCullough said that he is being recruited to Providence by the Friars' head coach, Ed Cooley.

Asked for his thoughts on PC, McCullough replied, "I'd like to take a visit out there to see what they're about."

Although Providence is one of the closest schools to McCullough, that will not come into play for him in his decision, as he noted that location is not a factor.

"Good coaching relationship and just a transition offense," McCullough said of what he is looking for in a school.

Additionally, although he list is littered with Big East programs, McCullough said is not necessarily leaning towards playing in that conference.

"I really don't have a preference," McCullough said.

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