BASKETBALL RECRUITING SPOTLIGHT: G Kevin McCullar

Red Raiders land four-star San Antonio legacy

Kevin McCullar, a four-star, athletic, 6-foot-6 wingman from San Antonio Wagner High School, committed to the Red Raiders on July 5.

Before committing to the Red Raiders, McCullar had offers from perennially strong programs Baylor, Louisville, and Oklahoma. Many expect McCullar to transition into the small forward role for the Red Raiders because he possesses unique length and skill.

The Red Raiders had an inside track on recruiting McCullar as his father, Kevin McCullar Sr., was a standout linebacker for the Red Raiders in the 1990s.

McCullar has tremendous athleticism, a trait the Red Raiders may miss this season with the departures of Zhaire Smith and Zach Smith. The Smith-duo was a dynamic pair around the rim for the Red Raiders last season. Collectively, the Smith-duo averaged 16 points and nearly 8 rebounds a game last year. More importantly, the Smith-duo used their unique athletic traits to become great defenders for the Red Raiders. McCullar possesses similar qualities and will get his opportunity to showcase his ability early on.

McCullar plans on graduating high school in December and joining the Red Raiders basketball program in the spring. McCullar thinks his decision to enroll early will help him get accustomed to the college environment and the Red Raider coaching staff. An extra six months on campus is only beneficial for the talented prospect, who looks to be ahead of his peers when he debuts for the Red Raiders in 2019.

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