One day after wrapping up an official visit to USC, 6-9 Jalyn McCreary of Legacy Charter School in Greenville and Marietta, GA announced a commitment to the Gamecocks. McCreary spent the weekend checking out the program up close and getting to know the coaches and players better. He said he chose the Gamecocks over DePaul and Georgia State, there were several things that attracted him to the Gamecocks.
“The facilities, the environment,” McCreary said. “They treat you like you’re one of their’s. The players are real cool and I just felt like I should commit there and it would feel like home. And it’s close to home.”
McCreary said the Gamecocks have been recruiting him for about two months and over that period he’s gotten to know Frank Martin and watch him coach up his team. He likes Martin’s style.
“He’s very tough, and I know that, and he’s going to coach me even harder and make me better,” McCreary said. “I’ll feed off the energy. I feed off energy like that.”
McCreary averaged over 18 points and 6 rebounds per game last season. He said Martin likes him as a three and a four, and he feels he can bring something to the team at either position.
“I’m a transition player and rebounder and just try to affect the game,” he said. “Hopefully I can help them win games and make the tournament.”
McCreary becomes the fourth commitment for Martin’s 2019 class. He takes the spot vacated by the transfer of 7-0 center Jason Cudd. He will sign his letter-of-intent later this month.