The Maryland basketball program has had an impressive track record at the guard position, especially in recent years.
On Thursday, the Terrapins extended a scholarship offer to 2020 guard Cashius McNeilly. McNeilly’s AAU program, Canada Elite, confirmed the news on their official Twitter account.
McNeilly currently isn’t rated on 247Sports, but he has already shown plenty of potential early in his high school career. He was impressive at the Under Armour All-American Camp earlier this week.
In addition, McNeilly was the only freshman that was invited to the prestigious camp. He was also named the MVP of the Under Armour Next game, which is part of the Elite 24 game that annually takes place in Brooklyn.
McNeilly also suited up for Canada in the FIBA Under 16 Championships last month. The Canadian star averaged 14.4 points and connected on 11-of-23 shots from beyond the arc throughout the tournament.
Mark Turgeon and the Terps hosted McNeilly on an unofficial visit earlier this year. The connection with Maryland has to do with the fact that sophomore forward Justin Jackson also played for Canada Elite during his AAU days.
McNeilly is one of the top up-and-coming prospects in the 2020 class and already holds a few offers. Georgia Tech, New Mexico State, Siena, and St. Bonaventure have already offered the 6’4 guard.
It’s no secret that Turgeon loves to have options in his backcourt. The Terps already have Aaron Wiggins committed in the 2018 class, but are still pursuing a point guard.
It’s certainly too early to peg his recruitment, but given the Jackson connection, McNeilly could very well end up in College Park when it’s all said and done.