With college basketball’s signing period right around the corner (beginning April 17 to be exact), it’s time to set our eyes on potential future Charlotte 49ers. One name that is out there right now is MiKyle McIntosh, a 2013 small forward (6’6″) out of 22ft Academy in Jackson, Kentucky.
McIntosh, a native of Canada, has received some looks from major programs. The Kentucky Wildcats took a look at him last month. More recently, Alabama assistant Dan Hipsher stopped by last Friday to get a look at him; Crimson Tide head coach Anthony Grant also checked him out on Thursday.
Here’s what his coach, Ryan Schmidt, had to say about him:
…[H]is ball-handling ability is pretty phenomenal. He’s a streaky shooter. That’s what he wants to improve on. He has really good mechanics. When he gets to the next level, he has a chance to be a premier guard once he gets his shooting down.
No one can guard him off the dribble. He gets half a step, and he’s so strong.
As of now, the 49ers have offered McIntosh, along with St. Bonaventure and Duquesne, Charlotte’s (now) former A-10 rivals. But some BCS schools have extended offers of their own: UCLA, UConn, and Miami (FL). Needless to say, the Niners are up against it when it comes to this player, and might get quite a player if they’re able to land him.