Big Man Earns Division I Scholarship
Sean McCarthy has made the most out his post-graduate year.
At this time last year McCarthy had just completed his career at Scituate High School in Massachusetts and had recruitment that was primarily on the division III level. Consequently, he opted to a post-grad year at Loomis Chaffee in Connecticut in order to continue to develop his game and body.
The big man certainly made the most of his opportunity as he continued to improve his game and is now going to play college basketball at the division I level after having recently accepted a full athletic scholarship from the New Jersey Institute of Technology.
McCarthy has shown great improvement, not just in the last year, but over the course of the past couple of years.
He offers a big body that isn’t afraid to mix it up and be physical under the boards. His aggressive nature helps him to be very productive inside the paint, both finding ways to score points and also contesting shots on the defensive end.
McCarthy is also a player with a winning pedigree as he helped to take Scituate High School to the finals of the MIAA division III state tournament in his senior season, and this year helped to lead Loomis to the first ever Western New England Championship.
McCarthy starred with the Bay State Magic in past AAU seasons, a club that has made a nice niche for itself in being able to develop big men. Sean’s younger brother Andrew stars for the Magic this year, alongside 6’11” Dennis Clifford.
Heading to NJIT not only allows McCarthy the opportunity to play division I basketball, but it also allows him to pursue his professional aspirations of being an engineer after college.
McCarthy is joined in NJIT’s incoming freshmen class by fellow Massachusetts native Chris Flores from Marianapolis Prep.