Liam McNeeley is arguably the No. 1 prospect in that loaded 2024 class and has shown outstanding upside over the last two years. He is a 6-foot-8 forward with an elite skillset, super versatile, and just plays at his own pace.
I had a chance to talk to Liam regarding his recruitment recently after helping John Paul II (TX) to a state championship this past high school season.
He holds offers from schools like Georgia Tech, Illinois, Indiana, Oklahoma State, Oklahoma, Iowa, Ole Miss, TCU, Texas, Stanford, Texas A&M, SMU, and others.
“SMU was the latest to offer, but Iowa and Texas have been active with me the most recently.” Liam tells me.
He also says he has already taken unofficial visits to schools like Texas, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, SMU, and TCU. As of right now, he does not have any other visits planned for the future.
For those who do not know, Liam helped secure a gold medal last summer with the USA U16 team and was apart of a loaded roster with other high level prospects.
“It was amazing playing with that amount of talent and being coached by the best got me a lot better. I’m looking forward to going back to training camp in June to try and run it back with the U17 team.” Liam said after asking him how that experience was last summer.
He will be playing up a level on the 17U division in the Nike EYBL with Drive Nation (TX) for the remainder of the grassroots season. McNeeley is not knew to playing up, as he played with the 17U team for a couple games during the Nike EYBL Peach Jam last summer.
“It’s a great learning experience for sure. I’m just trying to produce as much as I can and help my team win.” He tells me after asking him how does he feel playing with older guys.
Liam is a very special prospect and has a very high ceiling as he continues to grow with his game. He wants to continue to get better any chance he can and told me one thing he wants to obviously get better at is his defense.
“Right now I’m working on staying in front of smaller guards on defense.” He tells me.