McCoy is D1 Bound
The last six months have been a magical ride for Johnny McCoy.
In March, the senior capped a great high school career by leading Mansfield to a 26-2 record and the first MIAA state championship in program history. He finished the season averaging 18.6 points, 7.2 rebounds, and 2.4 steals and was subsequently named the Hockomock League MVP as well as All-Scholastic by both the Boston Herald and Boston Globe.
McCoy, who had been recruiting primarily at the division III level through his high school career, joined the Middlesex Magic in the spring and made plans for a post-graduate year at the Tilton School. He won another championship in April, this time leading the Magic to a repeat title at the Pitt Jam Fest, and scored his first division I offer in the process from the University of Delaware.
After visisting the Blue Hens' campus two weeks ago, McCoy made his commitment on Wednesday morning to join Delaware's 2019 recruiting class.
"I am really excited for Johnny to be going to play division I basketball for a coach like Martin Ingelsby at Delaware," said Magic head coach and director Michael Crotty Jr. "Many of Johny's strengths are things Martin and Delaware value a great deal. I believe that Johnny will be a great fit and an impact player for the Blue Hens!"
A versatile and athletic player who can play and defend multiple positions, McCoy shoots the ball with range and is very proficient at attacking close-outs. He has a good instinctive feel for the game and is also a standout on the defensive end of the floor.
"Johnny has been our best defender all year, constantly holding the opposition's best player down. One of his best traits as a player is his decision making and how he simplifies the game," Crotty said. "Johnny has been a big reason for our team success this season, as we captured the NERR Super 16 championship and the Hoop Group Pitt Jam Fest."
Below are some of McCoy's spring highlights.