Monday, April 23, 2012

McNeil Transferring to UNCG

According to his Twitter page, Delaware senior Kelvin McNeil (6'8" PF Newport News, VA) has committed to spend his final season at UNCG. Kelvin will be eligible to play right away.

This past season, Kelvin averaged 2.4 points and 3.1 rebounds in 14.1 minutes for the Blue Hens. Delaware played in the post season CBI Tournament. McNeil pulled down a season best 9 rebounds against Villinova (11/18/11) and 13 points against Temple (12/30/11). Below are Youtube highlights of the Temple game, along with an interview.

McNeil had a solid first 2 seasons with the Blue Hens. He averaged 6 points and 6.2 rebounds (25.2 mins/game) his freshman season 5 points and 5 rebounds (19.8 mins/game) in his sophomore campaign. He missed 18 games during his freshman season with a knee injury. He redshirted during the 2008-2009seasson due to an injury in the preseason.

Below is a Youtube video of McNeil highlights from his sophomore campaign.

I'm still waiting to see official confirmation from UNCG. I'll post an update when that becomes available.


Anonymous said...

He looks good--It's hard to believe he only averaged so few points per game- Athletic with finesse.

Anonymous said...

I think he had injury problems and that kept his numbers down. Hopefully he has overcome that and will be 100% healthy.

There's opportunity for a lot of playing time for him with our lack of depth on the inside. I think he'll be a really solid pick up for us.

Josh said...

Agreed, its a shame we only get him for one year, but we desperately need a big.

Dash said...

This was a good "stop gap" pick up for Wes & staff. McNeil appears to be a good player when healthy. Now if they can get Kyle Cain to transfer here, that will be huge.

Anonymous said...

Guys...Dont expect much from McNeil other than good leadership. Whether it is from his injuries or lack of development, he never progressed at fact some would say he regressed. He is a real post skills/no ups due to injuries but lacks ballhandling/outside shooting..with that said, I hope he pleasantly surprises at UNCG because he is a good guy.