EVANSVILLE — While we’re however more than two months away from the very first seem at this year’s Purple Aces, they’ve previously extra a piece to the 2022 roster.
In-point out shooting guard Logan McIntire of North Harrison Significant College dedicated to the University of Evansville men’s basketball program previous 7 days following creating an official check out.
UE was the initial Division I program to offer him, and McIntire is the program’s 1st 2022 dedication. The Aces will have at the very least two a lot more places to fill.
“I was hunting to dedicate ahead of basketball (period) arrived about,” McIntire reported. “I was not attempting to rush into just about anything, while. I wanted to find where I felt like the staff essential me and wherever I would healthy in. Soon after speaking to the (UE) coaches on my take a look at, I understood I’d have a role.”
He stands 6-foot-4 and attained honorable point out all-state recognition as a junior though also earning an invitation to the IBCA Best 100 exercise.
North Harrison boys’ basketball mentor Lou Lefevre mentioned McIntire has been a solid player given that his sophomore 12 months, but he’s flown under the radar and gotten shed in the shuffle amongst some of the state’s other very regarded potential customers.
McIntire was lately presented by Grace University and Indiana Tech, a pair of in-point out NAIA colleges. But he’d been receiving D-I curiosity from a handful of other regional educational institutions.
“He’s a child who offensively doesn’t actually have any weaknesses,” Lefevre claimed. “I assume that’s in all probability what caught their eye. He genuinely has the resources that if he can set every thing jointly, he’s a great prospect. He’s not a rah-rah kid, he’s a truly great child and a exciting kid to have on the workforce.”
Lefevre added that McIntire can rating from all stages. He’s dependable from extensive-range, has a knack for driving and pulling up, and he’s crafty around the rim to score in traffic.
UE reached out to McIntire earlier this 12 months, but McIntire explained he hadn’t heard from them once again right up until the conclusion of the AAU year. His inventory rose just after actively playing for Indiana Elite’s Team Indiana this summer months.
“I wasn’t searching for a spot that’s just a bunch of basketball players, like the best players,” McIntire reported. “I preferred a location where most people is aware of their part and is wanting to aid, rating or whatever they will need to do to gain. Just be a group on and off the court.”
Lefevre explained McIntire rises to the celebration from leading competitiveness. For instance, he scored 22 factors in a 44-41 loss to eventual Class 3A state winner Silver Creek in the sectional round. The Cougars concluded 18-4 very last period.
“Logan’s had his finest performances in some of the major games from the ideal teams,” Lefevre claimed. “That’s the most effective kind of player because you really don’t actually have to have a great participant in opposition to regular groups, you need to have them towards the leading level of competition.”
Teachers are vital to him, much too. He intends to major in civil engineering and prefers UE’s smaller course measurements as opposed to more substantial point out universities. He even explained he preferred looking at the way the dorms are set up.
He also has faced UE freshman Blake Sisley a handful of situations, so they previously have a partnership. So do their fathers, who McIntire mentioned have been superior buddies for decades.
McIntire is an athletic, prolonged-armed guard with work to do in the bodyweight home to be college-ready. He also hopes to guide North Harrison to its to start with sectional crown given that the multi-class method was executed.
He’s delighted to have identified a long term household with the Purple Aces.
“He’s a kid that when people today see him and he’s carrying out his detail, they are going to be amazed with him,” Lefevre said.