Even when the 2022-23 college basketball season is in full swing, recruiting never stops. Juwan Howard and the Michigan Wolverines have extended an offer to 2024 five-star forward Liam McNeeley.
Excited to have been offered by the University of Michigan @umichbball pic.twitter.com/aG7RldoREJ— liammcneeley (@liammcneeley30) December 29, 2022
On the 247Sports composite, the Montverde Academy standout is rated as the 20th-best recruit in his class, the third-best power forward and the fifth-best Florida recruit. He visited Indiana earlier this fall, and has already received more than a dozen offers from schools like Alabama, Arkansas, Iowa, Illinois and Texas.
McNeeley won a gold medal back in 2021 as a member of USA Basketball’s U16 National Team, averaging 5.7 points, five rebounds and two assists in 14.1 minutes per game over six games.
He’s everything you’d want in a modern forward in college basketball: he has length at 6-foot-8 and a smooth three-point stroke, he’s a solid defender and can use his craftiness to create his own shot.
2024 F Liam McNeeley (@liammcneeley30) impressed NBA scouts at last week’s EYBL Peach Jam — 17.8 PPG 48% FG 37% 3PT, 6.1 RPG, and 4.0 APG (8 games).— Samad Hines (@Samad_Hines) July 28, 2022
Super skilled at 6-foot-8. Showcased his versatility, his ability to guard 1-5, high IQ, and ability to create his own offense. pic.twitter.com/js9RHFdPzb
McNeeley is incredibly versatile offensively; he can score from mid-range or methodically drive to the hoop and finish through the defense. He also has great court vision and does a great job finding open teammates.
'24 Liam McNeely posted 24.3/9.7/4.7 and had one of the best overall weekends in Orlando. He's as versatile a scorer as they come & can convert on all levels. Has offers from Illinois, Texas Tech, TCU, OSU, and picked up an Indiana this weekend.@liammcneeley30 @drivenationeybl pic.twitter.com/w0EqsskzOw— Derek Murray (@DMurrayHoops) April 13, 2022
The lanky forward has a bright future ahead of him and could be a star in college basketball in a few years. Hopefully he ends up in Ann Arbor, giving the Wolverines another talented scorer in the front court.