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  • Chris McNeal Grad Transfer PG Commit

    McNeal is well travelled having started at Western Kentucky in 2015-16, sat out a year after being disciplined by the university and released by Rick Stansbury , transferred to New Mexico, then headed down to JuCo and from there ended up at Tennessee Tech last year and now is a grad transfer who's immediately available.

    He's 6-1 190 and a scoring pt who scored 29 in a game at UNM against Texas Tech.

    https://www.ttusports.com/sports/mbk...eal_chris_4ohu


    Last edited by Lobot; 05-31-2019, 10:54 AM.
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  • #2
    Committed this morning.
    Brent Wyrick
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    • #3
      Didn't get too excited when this thread was started a couple days ago, but seems like a solid add on the heels of Jarron returning and Mika Adams-Woods committing. Can't go wrong with veteran guards (feels like someone who will have a chip on his shoulder and ready to leave it all out there this year) and can help MAW ease in for the following season. Perhaps add in Jaevin and a grad transfer big and looking like a pretty solid lineup.

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      • #4
        Houston made a late push for McNeal after Armoni Brooks surprised them and elected to stay in the draft. Strong work by the staff to get this done. A veteran PG was far and away the most glaring need on the 2019 roster.

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        • #5
          Highlights from 2017-18 at New Mexico, tweeted out by Oh Varsity https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8ezSNHvVNE -- looks pretty solid.

          Feel like he can be like a Malcolm Bernard at Xavier a couple years ago. Not going to be a star but can be a solid contributing veteran piece for a year).

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          • #6
            On vacation in Florida, just now seeing this ...What was his Avg PPG last year ?

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            • #7
              McNeal, a 6-foot-1, 190-pound point guard from Jackson, Tenn., sat out the 2018-19 season at Tennessee Tech after transferring from New Mexico State. McNeal saw action in all 34 games with 19 starts for the Lobos during the 2017-18 season, averaging 9.5 points and 2.7 assists in 24.4 minutes. He finished second on the team in assists (93) and third in three-pointers (56). McNeal posted a trio of 20-point games, including a career-best 29 points with seven three-pointers against Tennessee Tech on Nov. 21, 2017.

              McNeal was named a junior college honorable mention All-American in 2016-17 at Indian Hills Community College in Ottumwa, Iowa, helping guide the Warriors to a 29-5 record, Region XI regular season and postseason titles, a district title game appearance and appearance in the national tournament. He averaged 13.1 points and 5.3 assists while making 83 three-pointers. He scored 30 points on 11-of-23 shooting against Southwestern Community College on Jan. 7, 2017.

              McNeal's college career started at Western Kentucky where he played in all 34 games during his freshman season, averging 5.6 points, 4.0 rebounds and 3.9 assists in 28.0 minutes. His 134 assists were the most by a freshman in school history.

              "We are very excited that Chris will be joining us as a graduate transfer this season," Brannen said. "Chris brings a level of maturity and experience to the point guard position that will be very important for this year's team. Bearcats Nation join me in welcoming Chris to the University of Cincinnati. "

              In high school, McNeal was a two-time all-state selection and finalist for the 2015 Tennessee Class AA Mr. Basketball award for while averaging 23 points, eight assists, seven rebounds and four steals as a senior at South Side High School in Jackson, Tenn. He helped lead his team to the 2014 state championship while finishing his career with more than 1,800 points, 500 assists, 300 rebounds and 200 steals.

              McNeal signed a grant-in-aid with the Bearcats and, as a graduate transfer, has one season of eligibility beginning in 2019-20.

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              • #8
                In John Brannen’s press conference he was asked if he thought Chris McNeal would be able to receive an additional year of eligibility and John Brannen said he was unsure. Anyone know if him receiving an extra year is a legitimate possibility?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by CincyBearcats2 View Post
                  In John Brannen’s press conference he was asked if he thought Chris McNeal would be able to receive an additional year of eligibility and John Brannen said he was unsure. Anyone know if him receiving an extra year is a legitimate possibility?
                  No insider info, but he has played 3 season in 4 years. A waiver to play 4 in 6 might get considered if he was a regukar transfer having to sit out this season. You only get 4 playing years, and he looks to be using that 4th pkaying year in Clifton. I understand he had two consecutive coaching changes and didn't play in 18/19.

                  I don't think he even has grounds to apply for anothet season, much less any shot of playing two years on our team
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by red_n_black_attack View Post

                    No insider info, but he has played 3 season in 4 years. A waiver to play 4 in 6 might get considered if he was a regukar transfer having to sit out this season. You only get 4 playing years, and he looks to be using that 4th pkaying year in Clifton. I understand he had two consecutive coaching changes and didn't play in 18/19.

                    I don't think he even has grounds to apply for anothet season, much less any shot of playing two years on our team
                    That's correct. This will be his fourth year on the court: one at WKU, one in JUCO, one at NM and one here. That's all he gets, unless he is injured, misses this coming season and is granted a medical hardship waiver.

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                    • #11
                      Brannen was asked about Chris Vogt , not McNeal getting a waiver.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by RCL46 View Post
                        Brannen was asked about Chris Vogt , not McNeal getting a waiver.
                        To play immediately? Hope, hope, please please
                        Red and Black are more of an Attitude than merely a color combination.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by RCL46 View Post
                          Brannen was asked about Chris Vogt , not McNeal getting a waiver.
                          You’re right, just figured it was McNeal because the previous question was about him.

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                          • #14
                            Why was McNeal previously dismissed from the team?
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