Nicholls St. head coach Austin Claunch & his staff added another student-athlete to his 2021 recruiting class.
Combo guard Jon’Quarius McGhee of Opelousas High School announced that he was committing to the Colonels via social media.
The talented combo guard had a lot of interest from schools like Southern Miss, Northwestern St, Texas Southern, Xavier(LA), & LSU-Alexandria.
“I built a strong relationship with Coach Deloach & Coach Claunch early on,” McGhee explained. “They been telling me that I was probably the most underrated player in the state. And when they offered me that really let me know that they believe in me.”
The uptempo style that the Colonels like to play makes this a terrific fit & probably the biggest steal in Louisiana for the 2021 class.
“Nicholls has been a really good program over the last few years,” McGhee said. “They beat Pittsburgh, lost to Illinois in overtime, & went down to the wire with LSU. Then with them being second in their conference showed me that this somewhere I really want to play.”
McGhee was definitely a player that was unknown coming into his junior season & before summer AAU. This past season he averaged 19.4 ppg & 4.4 apg. He really caught a lot of buzz after his performance in Jackson, MS playing with Louisiana Elite, a big time Under Armour shoe circuit team.
Soon after that weekend a lot of coaches began to inquire about the 6-foot-2 combo guard.
“I was so disappointed when Covid hit because I knew I wasn’t going to be able to go show what I could do on the Under Armour circuit,” McGhee said. “I knew this was my last chance to show coaches that I was one of the best players in the state.”
With McGhee’s commitment out of the way to start his senior year, he has mind set on a few other things before he takes his talents to Thibodaux.
“My main focus right now is to help my team win a state championship & bring more exposure to our area,” he said. “A lot of people from Opelousas don’t sign scholarships. We have a lot of players that’s really good & I’m just trying to put us in a position where my teammates can get seen like I did. I feel like if we make it to the top 28 & win state that’ll show that we have a lot of talented players that can play on the next level.”
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