A few days ago, Western Illinois decided to let their head coach Billy Wright go after six years at the helm.
As a result, four of his players entered the transfer portal and his recruits are starting to look elsewhere.
2020 guard Sincere McMahon, known for his scoring outburst, recently decided it was in his best interest to back away from his commitment after the firing of Wright and will no longer consider the program.
He posted about the decision on Twitter by saying:
“I am thankful for the opportunity that coach [Billy] Wright and coach [Joshua] Jones gave me to play Division I basketball, I can not thank them enough for being the first ones to offer me but due to a coaching change at Western Illinois I would like to open my recruitment back up.”Sincere McMahon (@Sincere3_) on Twitter
Since then, Kent State , Akron , Toledo , Bradley , Alabama A&M , IUPUI , Indiana State and some others have reached out to gauge interest.
“I’m just trying to weigh my options,” McMahon said. “I felt like I rushed my commitment last time, so I will give it probably a month and a half or so.”
It’s obvious based on his decommitment from Western Illinois that the coaching staff matters, but he’s also looking forward to joining a program that has certain traits that align with his goals.
“I’m looking for a team that can make the tournament over the years,” he said. “A school that can compete on a high level and a home fit.”
The City Player of the Year just finished his final game of his high school career against the No. 3 team in the state of Indiana and dropped 32, including 20 in the second half.
The game before that he had 28 points and six rebounds in one of the toughest sectionals in Indiana high school basketball.
There is no denying that the talent is there for him to compete at the Division I level. He said that coaches praise him for his shooting ability and IQ for the game, but also hopes they see a few other things that he rarely had the chance to show at the high school level.
“My athleticism,” he said. “I don’t really show it much but I have sneaky quickness and athleticism I need to show, and that I’m more than a finesse guard. I have strength to me.”