June 18, 2009

Big month ahead for McCabe

With five star prospect Harrison Barnes moving on to another AAU program, Zach McCabe's profile has been raised on the All Iowa Attack. The talented wing prospect in the Class of 2010 is still weighing several scholarship offers and hopes to land a few more in the month of July. He recently made a trip to Indiana's Elite camp and is hearing from a few new schools before the July evaluation period gets underway.

"It was a pretty good camp and it went well," McCabe said of the Indiana camp. "We did a lot of drills and then at the end of the day we got to play a little bit."

After the camp, the Hoosier coaches told the 6-foot-6 forward from Iowa that they would keep an eye on him in July.

"I talked to the coaches a little bit. They said they liked how I played that they would definitely watch me in July."

That seems to be a theme for McCabe, who averaged 16 points, 9 rebounds, and nearly 6 assists a game this past year at Sioux City Heelan. In addition to offers from Iowa, Butler, Indiana State, and Northern Iowa, he has been hearing from Richmond, Pepperdine, Arizona State, and UCLA. All of those schools have indicated that they will be watching him in July during the evaluation period.

After receiving an offer from the Hawkeyes back in March and making an unofficial trip to Iowa City the following month, McCabe says that things with Iowa are status quo with the Hawkeye coaches.

"Things are pretty much the same with Iowa. They have offered me and they said that they are going to come to my games in July," he said.

Next month could be a bit of a coming out party for McCabe, who plays AAU basketball for the All Iowa Attack. With five star forward Harrison Barnes leaving the Attack this spring, McCabe is now assuming a larger role.

"When we had Harrison, you got your looks, but the eyes were on him quite a bit. But, we are playing well as a team right now. We have had some good success and I think I have been playing pretty well individually."

McCabe has said for quite some time that his plan was to wait until the end of the July evaluation period and see where things stand with scholarship offers and then potentially make his decision. That plan is still in play.

"I am still planning to wait until the end of the July and see where things stand. I want to see what comes my way. If I feel comfortable with a school that has offered me at that time, then I will make a decision at that point," he said.

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