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5-star Liam McNeeley set to sign with Indiana basketball this week



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2024 five-star wing Liam McNeeley tells that he will be signing with Indiana basketball on Wednesday. (Liam McNeeley Twitter)

The Indiana basketball program has just one commit in the class of 2024 at the moment but he is set to sign this week.

Five-star wing Liam McNeeley tells that he will be officially signing with Indiana basketball on Wednesday — the first day of the early signing period. The early signing period runs from Nov. 8 – Nov. 15.

McNeeley committed to Indiana last month after being prioritized by the Indiana basketball coaching staff for the majority of the last 12 months. He chose Indiana over Kansas. He also had offers from Texas, Michigan, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Alabama and nearly two dozen other programs.

The five-star wing is ranked No. 13 in the 247Sports Composite Rankings.

“Their consistency has never wavered for the time that they have been recruiting me,” McNeeley previously told HoosierIllustrated about Indiana.

McNeeley, originally from Texas, transferred to Montverde Academy (Fla.) last season and emerged as one of the top prospects in the country. This past season he averaged 13.7 points and was second in the NIBC averaging 2.2 made 3s per game. 

Playing for Florida Rebels on the Nike EYBL Circuit this summer, McNeeley averaged 16.7 points, 5.1 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game across 17 games. He shot 37 percent from three (30-of-81).

McNeeley proved this summer his ability to play both on or off of the ball. He is a tremendous and proven shooter who is highly efficient on the floor. His best tool may be his playmaking ability, however. He can play on the ball and orchestrate the offense. He has good court vision and great feel for the game and the speed of each possession.

“Smarts, shooting, steadiness and maturity. Mentioned it many times in other pieces and discussions, but if you asked me to pick any 2024 prospect to step on an NBA floor and provide positive value tonight, it’s McNeeley. That should shine through rather quick in Bloomington,” Max Feldman, national scout for MADE Hoops, told HoosierIllustrated about McNeeley’s fit with Indiana. “I think it’ll be interesting to see how the scheme shifts with Trayce Jackson-Davis moving onto the next level and I do believe McNeeley is one who you could throw in any scheme and he’ll fit in. With that being said, I think McNeeley could thrive in a Race Thompson-esque role. Tough, rebounds, makes quick decisions, does a ton of little things to impact winning and defends multiple spots.”

“They emphasized me being a bigger guard and being versatile. Coming off ball screens or posting up smaller defenders and moving the ball in transition,” McNeeley said. ” … I see myself coming in and making winning plays to help the team in as many ways as possible.”

McNeeley is the fourth five-star prospect to commit to Indiana under Mike Woodson. He is the second-highest prospect to commit to Indiana since 2018.

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Alec Lasley is the owner of Hoosier Illustrated, a comprehensive site covering news, updates and recruiting for Indiana University athletics. Alec has covered Indiana for six years and is a credentialed media member. He has previously worked for both Rivals and 247Sports.