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Sean McNeil Enters Name into NBA Draft, Could Return to WVU

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West Virginia junior shooting guard Sean McNeil has entered his name into the 2021 NBA draft, he announced on Twitter Tuesday.

McNeil submitting his name to the draft means he can be evaluated and scouted as a potential draft prospect. Unless he signs with an agent, McNeil will be able to return to WVU with as many as two years of eligibility remaining.

The 2020-21 season was McNeil’s second with West Virginia. A former junior college transfer, McNeil’s stats all improved from his debut season. The Union, Kentucky native averaged 12.2 points on 40.9% shooting, 38.8% from 3-point range. He led the Mountaineers and finished second in the Big 12 with 69 made 3s. McNeil scored more than 20 points in a single game five times this season, setting a career-high scoring 26 points at Texas Tech in February.

In 2019-20, his first season with WVU, McNeil averaged 5.5 points per game and shot 36.9% from the floor and 33.0% from deep.

With the NCAA’s blanket eligibility waiver, McNeil could have as many as two years of eligibility remaining. Other shooting guards on WVU’s roster include senior Taz Sherman, who could choose to return next season or graduate, and walk-ons Spencer Macke and Jay Moore. There are also two incoming freshmen guards signed in WVU’s 2021 recruiting class, Seth Wilson and Kobe Johnson.

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Cody spent the last two years getting his master's degree in journalism from WVU. He graduated from Slippery Rock University in 2018 with a degree in digital media production. He was born and raised in Mercer, Pennsylvania.

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