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Posted On: 09/7/18 5:26 PM
Currently regarded as one of Nor-Cal’s very best point guards, 5-foot-11 junior AJ McGee hopes to take his game to new levels this season with Grant.
A slashing point guard, McGee says he’s best when attacking the rim. And when he gets in the paint, he’s an adept finisher and scorer.
“I consider my strength to be in transition. I’m good at getting the ball up the court,” said McGee. “I also feel like I’m good at attacking my man off the dribble, and getting other baskets, and then shooting 3s and the mid-range.”
McGee played with adidas program EBO 16U this past spring and summer. He was a main component of that team.
“With that team my role was about making everything go. In order for us to win or stay in games, I would have to have the ball in my hands a lot. And create things for myself and for others,” said McGee.
“I think my spring and summer went well, and I’m just trying to have an even better junior season so I can get on more colleg’s radars and stuff like that.”
That junior season will be starting up in just a couple months. It could be a breakout season for Nor-Cal’s 12th-ranked 2020.
“Last year my role was more about getting my teammates easy shots and getting them in their spots, just running the show that way,” said McGee.
“This year, as a captain, my role is more about just doing whatever I have to do to get us wins; whether that’s scoring 25 or just scoring 10 but having 15 assists — I’ll just do what I have to do.”
So far, the talented junior has been hearing from Montana, Northern Colorado, Fresno State, UC Riverside, Pepperdine and Stanford. He’s hoping that soon the interest becomes offers.
“A year from now I see myself with at least five offers. I think if I have a very good season, then a lot of things will fall into place,” said McGee.
“And I also see myself as a state champion.”