McKie: "Wake Was Amazing"

Travis McKie and his family made a weeknight trip to watch the Demon Deacons in action on Wednesday. The highly regarded 2010 forward spoke with DeaconSports about his trip and the upcoming season.

With his ability to attack the rim, shoot the three, play inside, and get out in transition... there is no wonder Travis McKie is considered on of the best forwards in the 2010 class. Mckie is expecting big things this season from himself and his teammates and John Marshall High School.

"The goal this year is a state title," said McKie. "We lost lost in the semis last year so we came close. This year I want a ring. I am not focused on my individual accomplishments. Sure it would be nice to get player of the year and things like that but I just want to do what I can to help my team win."

McKie is a match up nightmare on the court. He has the ability to play multiple positions on the court and has a great inside/outside game. "I play mostly the 3 in high school and play both the 3 and 4 during the AAU season. I think what makes me a good player is my versatility. I am able to pul up and shoot the ball or go to the rack. I can also bang inside if I need to."

Recruiting has been in full swing for McKie including a recent trip to Wake Forest for the Demon Deacons' game against Indiana. "Wake was amazing! We got there early and the arena was only about half full. Then I went back to the locker room for the pregame and I told my mom that when we went back out there it would be packed and it was. I came out of the locker room right before the players and it was nuts. The introductions were crazy and the team was just feeding off the energy. I really enjoyed it."

McKie is getting the most interest from Wake, Virginia Tech, Virginia, VCU, Clemson, Florida and UNC at this point. He also mentioned a recent call from Georgia Tech.

Although he has not made a decision yet, McKie admits he may be closing in on a decision. "Things are going to get trimmed down real soon. I don't have a timetable for my decision. I am just going to make it when the time is right."

Mckie knows what he is looking for in a school. "How I get along with the players and coaches will be very important. I am going to be spending 4 years wherever I go so I want it to be like a second home. Also the style of play will be important and I would like to play early. Academics will also be a big factor for me."

McKie would be a huge pick up for Coach Gaudio and the Demon Deacon program. He would bring a ton of basketball skill and potential to the table and would be a huge asset to Wake Forest on and off of the court.


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