At Coronado high school, 2021 6’0 Wayne McKinney put on an absolute show this past season, helping his team to a 21-11 overall record. Averaging 28.4 points, 7.7 rebounds, and 3.6 assists, McKinney was a huge reason for the Islander’s success and was recently racked by Rivals as a Top-150 prospect, coming in at No. 149.
Coronado started off the season slow, losing their first couple of games but the team and McKinney started to find their rhythm on the court, as the rising senior put on impressive show after impressive show.
“Early in the season, we were still trying to figure out our defense/offense,” McKinney told Phenom Hoops. “When we got a feel of what our starting lineup would be, then our team got into a good flow and rhythm.”
“This season for me was really important to show that I can be an all-around point guard and can score the ball at will. My goals for coming to Coronado and being with this new team, I wanted to at least get my team to the championship game.”
McKinney was given the keys and he certainly took advantage of the opportunity. Impacting the game in multiple ways, he attacked the boards, found his teammates for open shots, and was a scoring machine on multiple levels. He simply was a playmaker when he stepped on the court.
Which is why several schools have offered and targeted him for their 2021 recruiting class. McKinney holds offers from TCU, Fresno State, Portland State, UC Santa Barbara, Eastern Washington, Loyola-Marymount, San Diego, and Boise State already. It seems that those programs are highly interested in what he can provide at the next level, as they continue to stay in touch with him.
“I have good relationships with the coaches and they have told me that they would love to have me as a point guard and how well I could develop throughout my college experience.”
McKinney has already taken unofficial visits to TCU and Boise State before his junior year, trips that certainly impressed him and attracted his attention, especially with how supportive they are with their teams/programs.
Outside of his offers, McKinney has also received interest from Georgetown, San Diego State, and Washington State.
McKinney though was an absolute machine this past season and this summer, playing with the San Diego Slayers, he hopes to continue to take advantage of the opportunities ahead of him. But from what he has shown already, he should have no issue in doing that.
McKinney is going to be a must-see player this summer and in his senior season.