High-scoring Sinclair guard receives scholarship offer from Dayton

Credit: David Jablonski - Staff Writer

Credit: David Jablonski - Staff Writer

Sean McNeil is a 6-4 guard with three seasons of eligibility remaining

Sean McNeil, a 6-foot-4 freshman guard at Sinclair Community College, received a scholarship offer from the Dayton Flyers.

McNeil, who was on Dayton’s campus Thursday, announced the offer later in the day on Twitter. He sat behind the Dayton bench Nov. 30 during a game against Mississippi State at UD Arena.

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McNeil leads the nation in scoring at the junior-college level. He has averaged 34.8 points per game through 10 games while shooting 48.1 percent from the field and 45.1 percent from 3-point range. He scored a school-record 55 points Nov. 17 against Bryant and Stratton.

McNeil graduated from Cooper High School in Union, Ky. He attended Bellarmine University, a Division II school, last season but quit the program after less than a week on campus.

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“I felt like I hadn’t known what I was getting myself into,” McNeil told Dayton Daily News columnist Tom Archdeacon in November. “I was worried about the academic side of it and my time management. But now I realize that was a very fast, premature decision. Now I’m able to say I made a mistake.”

Dayton has signed one 2019 recruit, Moulaye Sissoko, and has one scholarship open in the class.

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McNeil also announced an offer from Toledo on Thursday. He previously received offers from UNC Asheville and Lipscomb.

A number of other programs have stopped at Sinclair to see McNeil, according to the Twitter account of Sinclair coach Jeff Price. West Virginia coach Bob Huggins was one of them. Texas Tech and James Madison also visited.

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