July 10, 2009
McCabe getting close to a decision?
Deerfield, IL - Zach McCabe had a game plan when it comes to recruiting and making his college choice. The Class of 2010 prospect holds and Iowa offer, but he wanted to also see if other schools could become interested during the July evaluation period. The Sioux City prep is doing his part so far with outstanding play in Milwaukee and again on Thursday night in Chicago with a crowd of major college head coaches in the stands.
McCabe, who plays for the All Iowa Attack's 17 and under team, helped lead his squad to a title this morning in Milwaukee at the Next Level Invitational.
"It was a lot of fun and we were really clicking as a team. We shot it really well and we played well as a team and wanted to continue that here in Chicago," McCabe said.
He and his teammates made the short drive down I-94 in the early afternoon and awaiting them was a tough contest against a star-studded Mac Irvin Fire squad, who ended up defeating the All Iowa Attack in a close contest.
"We were just coming off winning in Milwaukee and flying pretty high. They are great team. We just didn't execute very well at times, but I think we showed that we could play with anyone."
The 6-foot-6 forward isn't big on excuses, but certainly fatigue could have been a factor late in the game.
"I don't want to make excuses, but it was probably a little bit of a factor. We played two games this morning in Milwaukee and that is kind of hard. But, you have to battle through that stuff. That is just part of playing in July," he said.
After winning a state title in Class 3A for Sioux City Heelan in March, McCabe has been hard at work improving his game. That hard work is paying off on the floor as the talented forward is showing a wide array of skills in each game.
"I have been working really hard this spring and summer trying to get quick on defense, my ball skills, and my shot. It has really improved from last year when all I really did was drive. I feel really good right now."
The big question for McCabe is when will commit and did two recent commitments to the Hawkeyes get him any closer to a verbal to the Iowa?
His game plan coming into the July evaluation period was to wait until the end of the month and see where things stand. However, after seeing Iowa receive verbal pledges from Ben Brust and Roy Marble Jr., he is feeling a little anxious about potentially losing his spot that has been offered by the Hawkeye coaches.
"I am a little anxious. When I heard that they both committed, I was thinking, well should I do it or not? Right now I am playing it by ear and seeing what happens and then go from there," he said. "I might make a decision soon or I might not. My dad is coming here this weekend, so we are going to talk a little bit about it."
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