The SMU basketball staff has been working hard on recruiting the Dallas area, in hopes of making it a local-powerhouse on the recruiting front.
Even in the early stages of his recruitment, 2017 point guard Chris Giles of Plano West is impressed with SMU, especially the talent they have won on the recruiting trail.
"I like SMU a lot. I like what they got going on," Giles said. "Coach Larry Brown is doing a great job recruiting-wise, getting in top-notch recruits so it'd be fun to play with them if they stick around."
One of these players is McQuaid, the latest SMU commit from Duncanville. McQuaid and Giles are teammates on Team Texas Elite. The four-star shooting guard has brought up the possibility of playing with Giles again at SMU.
"He jokingly brings up SMU. He told me that they're interested in me and they like me a lot so that's good," Giles said. "I'll always keep SMU in consideration."
Giles primary recruiter has been SMU assistant coach Ulric Maligi.
"Coach Ulric has been talking to me a lot. Coach Ulric is a real cool guy. He's a great recruiter, probably one of the best in the country," Giles said. "He's real good at what he does so that probably contributes to how they get so many great players."
Giles has already made a number of unofficial visits to SMU. He attended an SMU practice that included a surprise visit from Brown's former player Allen Iverson. Giles also went to the Moody opener against Connecticut, where Maligi and assistant coach K.T. Turner wished him a happy birthday.
Giles hopes to visit the practice facility more often this summer.
"Probably in the summer I'll probably go up there and work out a few times with the team and see how I fit in," Giles said.