Monday, June 7, 2010

Paul McCoy and Boise State

Fox's Jeff Goodman made mention today of SMU backcourter and transfer Paul McCoy visiting Boise State and Portland State this past week.

McCoy had a very solid freshman season (12.4 points per game) but his production was down this past season -- 21 games played, 16 starts, 7.4 points per game, 39% overall shooting and more turnovers than assists. He earned a pre-season all conference projection but then tore an ACL in February and missed 10 games.

His desire for a new home surprised some but not others as the squad had a 'teammate chemistry problem' on the floor. McCoy spent the summer between his freshman and sophomore seasons back in Portland rather than Dallas and one report had an SMU assistant coach traveling to Oregon in order to convince McCoy to return.

So maybe this latest turn was inevitable.

One factor to consider: McCoy isn't really a point, even at 5-foot-11, 160.

McCoy has quite the interesting history. He was a track, basketball and football star in high school and many thought he would play on the gridiron in college. But in November 2008, he signed with Pepperdine of the West Coast Athletic Conference but the coach who signed him was subsequently fired and McCoy then decided upon Matt Doherty and Southern Methodist.

Does BSU have any schollies open?

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