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IU basketball recruiting: Transfer portal names to know — West Virginia’s Sean McNeil

Mike Woodson said following Indiana’s season-ending loss to St. Mary’s his team’s shooting needs to improve.

And now that the Hoosiers have at least one open scholarship for the 2022-23 season, you can expect them to be active in their search for more perimeter scoring options.

West Virginia guard Sean McNeil put his name in the transfer portal on Monday, and IU wasted no time getting in touch.

A 6-foot-3, 205-pound shooting guard, McNeil averaged 12.2 points per game in each of the past two seasons and shot 37 and 39-percent from three during those two years.  He averaged 31.5 minutes per game over the last two seasons and started 55 times.  McNeil is a career 86.1 percent free throw shooter.

The Union, Ky. native scored 900 points in 89 career games for the Mountaineers. McNeil was a key piece to the 2021 NCAA Tournament team that earned a 3-seed, advancing to the round of 32.  West Virginia finished just 16-17 in 2021-22.

Indiana took a look at McNeil as a JUCO prospect in 2019 when he played for Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio. In his lone season at Sinclair, he averaged 29.7 points and shot 43.1 percent from three in 31 games.

McNeil saw a lot of interest in his first day in the portal.  Nebraska, Clemson, Iowa State, Texas, Louisville, Indiana, Cincinnati, Maryland, TCU, Arizona State, Pittsburgh, Texas Tech, Oklahoma State, Creighton, Ohio State, Virginia, Wake Forest, and SMU were some of the schools to contact him according to On3.

Next season, McNeil will be a graduate student and he has one season of eligibility remaining.

More transfer portal names to know:  Ball State’s Payton Sparks

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