Posted On: 01/4/18 4:45 PM
Nature Coast used Robert McAfee in creative ways last season alongside 2017 forward Kaine McColley.
Fast forward to McAfee’s senior year and he’s now the lead dog for the Sharks. 2019 transfer Robert Gomez serves as his wingman on both sides of the ball.
The 6’1″ guard/forward has no offers yet, but he’s drawn interest from two Division III programs, Marietta and Lyndon State.
McAfee called last season a learning experience.
It was the first time I was really relied on to perform at a high level every game. The main lesson I learned was that nothing comes easy,” McAfee told Prep Hoops Florida. “Losing districts hit me hard from that perspective and made us realize it takes hard work to be great. I feel most proud of going to the Elite 8. Looking forward to this season, I expect to go just as far if not farther.”
The Sharks are a perfect 13-0 right now. They’ll battle St. Pete Canterbury on Saturday morning at 8 a.m. in the Prep Hoops Sun Bash.
This summer, McAfee played for the Hernando Knights, his first year with the program.
In terms of his biggest strengths, he pointed to his ability to get to the basket. McAfee says he also takes pride in his defense.
Watching McAfee last year and now this season is quite different. He stepped up in big ways as a spot up shooter and attacker as a junior, but he’s a vocal leader who is even more energetic. He’s grown leaps and bounds in his all-around game. He’s the ideal Division II/Division III prospect.