GB moving forward with Kamari McGee as starting point guard

MADISON, WISCONSIN - NOVEMBER 12: Kamari McGee #2 of the Green Bay Phoenix dribbles the basketball up court during the first half of the game against the Wisconsin Badgers at Kohl Center on November 12, 2021 in Madison, Wisconsin. Badgers defeated the Phoenix 72-34. (Photo by John Fisher/Getty Images)

Former Racine St. Catherine’s standout Kamari McGee has officially been named Green Bay’s starting point guard by head coach Will Ryan.

“Kamari has held down the fort in Lucas’ absence and has earned the opportunity,” UWGB coach Will Ryan said.

This should come as no surprise considering the true freshman’s play as of late.

Kamari McGee is averaging 15.6 points, 2.6 rebounds and 2.6 assists on 52% shooting over his last three games.

McGee is also averaging over 30 minutes per game in those contests, and most importantly – he’s taking better care of the basketball.

It’s beginning to look like the college game is slowing down for McGee, who was a mature and polished player coming out of high school.

Kamari McGee was hand picked to come in and be the point guard of the future for the Phoenix. On signing day, McGee was viewed as an integral part of Ryan’s first recruiting class and it’s easy to see why.

He excels at penetrating and getting into the paint, and has started letting the game come to him instead of forcing the issue.

Defensively McGee has what it takes to be a stopper with more experience. He just has a nose for the ball and suffocates opposing guards.

This was the right move for a struggling Green Bay Phoenix team, because McGee is the lead guard of the future – and it’s time to begin grooming him to lead this team.

UW Green Bay is currently 2-9 and is on a four-game losing steam.

The Phoenix return to action tonight against Northern Kentucky on ESPN+.

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