6’6’ Small Forward Mikyle McIntosh (Pickering, ON) made his decision on Thursday afternoon on where he will be attending school as a student-athlete in the NCAA. He made the announcement public via Twitter stating “I have decided to further my education and make a significant impact at the next level by joining the University of Illinois State next year.”
The decision reunites McIntosh with former teammate and long time friend sophomore point guard Kaza Keane.
Keane was surely a contributor in the recruiting of his buddy McIntosh. Both spent time playing together in high school at Pickering High, and on the AAU circuit with Grassroots Canada and also attended Christian Faith Center Academy. They also were key pieces in a team Ontario U-17 gold medal run in 2011.
McIntosh, [NPH #5-Ranked Canadian prospect in 2013] averaged 17.6 points, 6.0 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game this season. He also shot an efficient 46 percent from the field in his final season at 22ft Academy while attending Breathitt County High School in Jackson, Kentucky.
After his stellar senior year, McIntosh was named Kentucky’s MVP in the Ohio-Kentucky All-Star Basketball Game, scoring a team-high 18 points and was a rebound short of a double-double grabbing nine boards.
McIntosh will complete his high school career with one final all-star game as he was invited to the Third Annual Mary Kline Classic, which will be played on June 2 at Philadelphia University.
McIntosh was also being recruited by UCLA, Memphis and Xavier.