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‘He is a Hoosier’: 2024 5-star wing Liam McNeeley officially signs with Indiana basketball



Indiana basketball signs Liam McNeeley
2024 five-star wing Liam McNeeley made it official on Wednesday morning as he signed his LOI with Indiana basketball. (Indiana Athletics)

2024 five-star wing Liam McNeeley made it official on Wednesday morning as he signed his LOI with Indiana basketball.

McNeeley chose the Hoosiers over Kansas. He also had offers from nearly two dozen programs around the nation.

The 5-star wing is ranked No. 13 in the 247Sports Composite Rankings.

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.

Scout’s Take: What Liam McNeeley’s commitment means for Indiana basketball

Below is the full release from the Indiana basketball program.

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Indiana University head men’s basketball coach Mike Woodson has announced the signing of five-star forward Liam McNeeley.

The 6-7 small forward is the fourth-highest rated recruit in program history, according to 247Sports. He ranks behind former lottery picks Romeo Langford (14th overall by Boston in 2019) and Noah Vonleh (9th overall by Charlotte in 2014), and current Hoosier freshman forward Mackenzie Mgbako.

Liam McNeeley

Forward | 6-7 | 190

Richardson, Texas | Montverde Academy

No. 13 on ESPN | No. 15 on 247Sports | No. 13 on Rivals

Consensus 5-star and top-15 nationally-ranked recruit … led Montverde in scoring at 12.4 points per contest during his junior season … also contributed 4.0 rebounds, 2.2 assists, and 1.0 steal per game in 18.4 minutes … made 103-of-207 (49.8%) of his shots from the floor, 52-of-116 (44.8%) from the 3-point line, and 52-of-62 (83.9%) from the free throw line … totaled 16.8 points, 5.1 rebounds, and 2.1 assists for the Florida Rebels in the EYBL circuit during the summer on 37.5% shooting from the 3-point line … averaged 17 points, nine rebounds, five assists, two steals, and two blocks per game as a sophomore at John Paul II … won the TAPPS 6A state title in his second high school season … compiled 24 points per game to lead the 2022 Nike EYBL 16U Circuit and was called up to the 17U level … averaged 14.5 points in 15 games playing up with the Drive Nation program … won a gold medal with the 2021 USA Basketball U16 National Team … son of Ashley Elsey and Matthew McNeeley.

Woodson on McNeeley:

“Liam is a very smart basketball player who will bring leadership, skill, and high-level shooting to our ball club. He is a selfless player that will do everything he can to help us win games. His versatility and shooting ability really stood out to our staff throughout the recruiting process. He plays the game the right way, he is a winner, and now he is a Hoosier.”

SEE ALSO: How much will landing Liam McNeeley help Indiana basketball in final pursuit of 5-star Derik Queen?

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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.