Posted On: 09/6/19 5:30 PM

Gavin McGrath is heading into a junior season that will feature him in all the pit-stops of a career-altering year. The near-seven-foot center has already reeled in interest from Appalachian State, Valpo, Miami Ohio, and UW Milwaukee. The Onalaska big man also noted a visit to Green Bay and an unofficial visit to Valpo scheduled for this fall.

As a prospect, McGrath has more of a defined profile than the average center. Where other sinewy big men run the floor like Bambi in sneakers, McGrath possesses the adeptness to play significant minutes and contribute in ways beyond his size. And where other bigs tend to force action on offense, McGrath believes his defense trumps scoring stats. “I could have two points but still have a solid game because I had 7 blocks,” McGrath admitted to me. “Defense is honestly sometimes more fun than offense for me.” 

It also helps to play within an organization like Wisconsin Playground Club. The purple-hued powerhouse has affiliated their name with recruiting as much as any program statewide, giving him a well-deserved grassroots spotlight.

This summer, McGrath became deep-seated in his interior skillset, but going forward he looks to broaden his

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