Posted On: 12/19/18 11:10 PM

Today, 6-foot-1 guard Alec Grandstaff of Rockwall/Nike EYBL Drive Nation committed to the Cowboys of McNeese State. McNeese State is a Division I program in Louisiana that plays in the Southland Conference. In Grandstaff, the Cowboys will be receiving a lethal sharpshooter who is not afraid of competition nor the big moment. He can really fill it up from deep and will space the floor for their program next year. 

“The coaching staff gave me a good vibe and didn’t pressure me into making any decisions,” says Grandstaff on his decision to commit. “They gave me a home away from home kind of feeling.” The sharpshooter was hearing from Oklahoma Wesleyan, UT-Arlington, and other mid majors; but at the end of the day, he felt McNeese was the perfect place for him.

When talking about the program’s plans for him on the court, Grandstaff states, “The coaches are expecting me to be able to knock down shots and play tough. I believe as a player, I can score and pass the ball. I feel my skills will translate to the next level to strengthen our program.” Hard to argue with that. Basketball is in Grandstaff’s blood. His family was involved in the game before he was born and Grandstaff will continue to carry on the legacy with his play. When talking on his family’s impact on him as a basketball player, Grandstaff says, “My family has played a huge role in my development. They are the main reason I wake up everyday feeling like I have something to prove. They have been by my side at my lowest of lows and at my all time highs. Without their basketball I.Q. and motivation, I’d be nothing near where I’m at today.”

Final Thoughts

I am confident Grandstaff’s game will adjust well at the next level. The sharpshooter out of Rockwall has played against the best of the best on the EYBL Circuit with Drive Nation. When reflecting on the summer, he states, “Playing on the circuit taught me a couple of things: No matter how good you think you are and how much you want to get yours, it’s a team game. I could’ve played for a team where I could average 30, but I wanted the best competition and to play and practice against the best players in the country every single day. Knowing that I have played against these high major athletes could be put to my advantage in some ways. But at the end of the day, it’s more about how am I going to work before/when I get there.”

Grandstaff has been lights out from three-point range all season long. Look for him to continue filling it up from deep as he looks to help lead the Yellowjackets to a state title.