Wagner HS (TX) shooting guard Kevin McCullar has transitioned from under the radar prospect to one of the premier perimeter players in the country in less than a year. Hit the jump to get Kevin’s thoughts on his play this season and his decision timeline.
McCullar has been a big component for a Wagner team that is currently 25-5, putting up multiple triple-doubles while playing four different positions on both ends of the court.
“I think I’m playing pretty good and feel the season is going fairly well,” Kevin told Endless Motor.
Versatility has always been a staple of the 6’6 guard’s game, but creating shots for others and locking in on defense have been priorities for him this season.
“I’ve made improvements at being more efficient, becoming an elite defender and playmaker.”
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McCullar’s recruitment is already on a national level, with offers from Minnesota, Baylor, Texas Tech, Houston, Texas A&M, Oklahoma, Kansas State, Tulsa, LA Tech, UTSA, North Texas, and Northern Colorado.
In addition to those official offers, Texas, Michigan, Xavier, Stanford, Ohio State, Wake Forest, Colorado, SMU, and TCU are all showing interest.
With no shortage of options, several programs are making Kevin a priority and several Midwest schools are coming on strong.
“All of the schools that have offered me are showing a lot of love. For the schools that haven’t offered, Xavier, Ohio State, Michigan and Wake Forest are the schools that I’m hearing from the most.”
The Wagner sharpshooter has been active on the visit trail, taking in Oklahoma, Tulsa, North Texas, UTSA, Texas Tech, Houston, Texas A&M and Kansas State within the past 6 months. This past weekend Kevin made the short trip to Austin to see the Longhorns take on Oklahoma.
“Coach Smart called me earlier in the week and wanted me to come to the game. It was a good game watching Texas play OU, a school that has offered me to play.”
McCullar does not have any more visits planned at the moment, but has tentative plans to trim his list sometime after July with a Fall decision on deck.
“I probably won’t cut my list until after this Summer and make my final decision in Fall sometime.”
With a decision months down the road, Kevin is looking to make his three ball more potent than it already is.
“I’m looking to make my shooting more consistent behind the arch.”
With the Endless Motor 2019 rankings scheduled to be released sometime in the near future, it is safe to assume Kevin will be in the top 100. His ability to score from multiple spots on the court either off the dribble or the catch, in addition to his playmaking ability for others, make him one of the most potent offensive prospects in the country.
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