Posted On: 12/19/16 5:00 PM
Bishop Seabury might not be getting the respect they deserve, but to 5’11” senior guard Mikey Wycoff none of that matters to him.
“My high school team is full of determined dogs,” Wycoff said. “Everyone on the team is hungry to get playing time and to get better. All of us expect to come out on top (state champs).”
“I was looking forward to the Shawnee Mission East tournament because I wanted to showcase my team,” he said. “I wanted mine but I wanted respect for Bishop Seabury basketball.”
Wycoff exploded at the Championship Showdown basketball tournament at Shawnee Mission East High School last weekend, as he averaged 26 points per game and shot 6o percent from the field. He scored 19 points against Shawnee Mission West, 33 points against St. James Academy and 27 points against Shawnee Mission East.
Those respective performances landed him and teammate Zach McDermott on the Championship Showdown all-tournament team.
Wycoff described his game as very unselfish and aggressive.
In the summer he was able to play with Will Spralding’s SSA Elite team where he said he was able to get the exposure he needed and also worked out with his adoptive father, Travis Washington.
“He is the best trainer out there,” Wycoff said. “He makes me and the other guys hit the weights hard and it pays off dramatically.”
Wycoff said everyone he is close with have been influential on his basketball career.
“They all want me to succeed and make sure I’m in the bed situation so nothing jeopardizes me living my dream.” Wycoff said.
When it comes to just being a fan of basketball and trying to pick at peoples games Wycoff said he enjoys watching UCLA standout Lonzo Ball and Kentucky freshman De’Aaron Fox.
“Ball knows how to dish the rock and is a true leader,” Wycoff said. “Fox is just all around a beast and I like the way he plays. He’s aggressive and unselfish.”
For now Wycoff currently doesn’t hold any offers, but has kept in contact with UC Davis, Nebraska-Omaha, UMKC and some other DII schools.