He won’t be able to help the shorthanded Racers this season, but Murray State has made their first signing of the fall period. The Racers have added 6’2 guard and North Chicago native JayQuan McCloud. McCloud will be a freshman when he joins the squad in the fall of 2014.McCloud is a three-star rated guard on Rivals.
“We’re looking forward to JayQuan being in our program next season and we’re excited about him becoming part of our family,” head coach Steve Prohm said. “JayQuan is an explosive scorer that can play on and off the ball. I love his ability to get his own shot. He has the talent to be a great defender. We’re excited that he chose to be at Murray State.”
McCloud, who is ready to play his senior season at North Chicago Community High School, helped the Warhawks to a 28-4 record last season in Illinois Class 3A.
“You live for coaching kids like JayQaun,” said NCCHS Coach Gerald Coleman. “He’s coachable, respected in the community and he works very hard. He’s a role model to our younger players. I think Murray State really got a good one. We led the state in scoring, so this is a good fit because MSU plays that up tempo game like we do. JayQuan can score, but he’s very unselfish and can make his teammates better. He’s a weapon in all areas for us.”
As a junior in 2012-13, McCloud scored 17.4 points per game in 31 games. He led his team with 91 assists and 46 steals and averaged 3.7 rebounds per game.
McCloud played AAU basketball with the Illinois Wolves for Coach Mike Mullins.
There are quite a few mixtapes of McCloud on YouTube. I posted some of them below.