Collegiate guard Mac Macdonald, a second-team All-Metro pick last season, committed to Navy on Monday.
The 6-foot-2 senior also had offers from Mount St. Mary’s, Army, VMI and The Citadel, Cougars coach Del Harris said.
A skilled shooter, Macdonald averaged 24.2 points in the Prep League and scored more than 30 points seven times last season. He also averaged 6.5 rebounds, shot 36% on 3-pointers and 50.4% overall.
“Mac’s just a true success story in hard work and really setting short goals that become long-term goals,” Harris said. “Seeing him develop from eighth grade, when he was kind of a little slow, maybe chubby kid, and not even sure if he’d be on the varsity team to just setting those small goals and just going after it … Doing all the extra stuff — waking up early in the morning, training, working out, getting shots, and just being extremely coachable.”
Macdonald always is a threat as a 3-point shooter, but Harris said “the big thing is that his game has expanded.” Navy, which is in the Patriot League, recruited him to play on the wing and at point guard.
Macdonald received some interest from A-10 and CAA schools. Had the AAU season and in-person recruiting not been curtailed because of the pandemic, Harris said there was no doubt in his mind Macdonald would have gotten 15-20 offers.
His AAU teammate, Freeman’s Caleb Kenney, recently committed to Holy Cross. Hopewell’s Elvin Edmonds IV has committed to Bucknell. Former St. Christopher’s standout Alex Petrie is at Lafayette.
All are in the Patriot League.
“It’s cool to see local kids going to the Patriot League,” Harris said.