Last year saw Seth McKelvey battle some hardships on the AAU circuit as he says he really didn't get the run he was anticipating due to some poor organization. With his junior season he showed plenty of potential and running with a new AAU team he got a chance to show some of his improved skillset to potential college coaches. That has turned things around for the 6'7 230 pound prospect from Stall High School. We caught up with McKelvey for an update regarding it all recently.
"Last season was pretty good. I averaged 15 points and 9 rebounds per game. I was named All-Region and selected as the team's MVP," McKelvey told us.
The new team he ran with on the summer circuit helped a good deal he says as well.
"I played with the Lowcountry Elite. I played well but we didn't play in July. I had a couple of good games but one game in particular stood out because I scored half of our points, the only downside was that we lost that game."
A handful of schools are recruiting McKelvey currently and he talked about them with us.
"Radford, SC State, Appalachian State, USC Upstate, and Coastal Carolina are recruiting me right now. Out of those schools Radford and SC State are recruiting me the hardest."
McKelvey says he's visited Radford already and he says he liked what he saw while there and that he's planning on visiting other schools this upcoming season.
The 2013 prospect has the same ambitions as most high school ballers in regards to his upcoming season.
"I just want to make it deep into the playoffs and to win a state championship."
He says that location, playing time, and style of play will play the biggest roles in his decision making process for college.
"I've improved in a lot of areas since last season. I'm better with my face up game, my midrange game, and my explosiveness."
Although he has yet to earn his first scholarship offer McKelvey says multiple coaches have said they'll be by during fall practice to see him workout.
SCPrepNation.com will have more updates with Seth McKelvey as the season approaches so keep it locked right here!