April 19, 2011
HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Southern Miss head men's basketball coach Larry Eustachy has announced the signing of Rashard McGill (Havana, Fla.) to a letter-of-intent and grant-in-aid for the 2011-12 academic year.
McGill, a 6-5 guard, led Tallahassee Community College to a 26-10 record, and a spot in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) National Tournament. He was named First Team All-Panhandle Conference after averaging 9.8 points, 5.8 rebounds and 2.0 assists. He also connected on 74.1-percent from the free throw line.
McGill played the 2009-10 season at Iona, where he played in 28 games, earning five starts. He averaged 3.9 points and 2.8 rebounds and was twice named MAAC Rookie of the Week. He had four double-digit point games, including a season-high 13 at Manhattan (1/22).
The Havana, Fla., native played his prep ball at East Gadsden High School. As a senior, he was named Class 4A Second Team All-State by the Florida Sports Writers Association. He led his team to a 31-1 record, averaging 21 points, 12 rebounds and three assists per game.
At Massanutten Military Academy, McGill averaged 17.8 points per game, where he earned a two-star rating by Scout.com.
McGill joins Dwayne Davis (Philadelphia, Pa.), Keith DeWitt (High Point, N.C.), Christian Robbins (Foxworth, Miss.) and Neil Watson (Kansas City, Kan.) in the Golden Eagles 2011-12 signing class.