Cincinnati native and 2024 4-star center Tyler McKinley included the Cincinnati Bearcats among his finalists alongside Alabama, Michigan State, Ohio State, Tennessee and more!
Prior to his senior campaign at Link Academy, McKinley is the 2nd highest rated recruit from Missouri and 59th ranked prospect in the country according to 247 Sports.
McKinley showed off impressive athleticism and potential during his junior season, highlighted by a 17-point performance in the Geico national championship game last month.
Stay tuned for the latest recruiting rumors as the Bearcats look to add McKinley and several other notable prospects from the 2024 class including 5-star center Flory Bidunga!
Cincinnati Basketball: 2024 4-star center Tyler McKinley includes the Bearcats among finalists
Heading into his senior campaign at Kokomo High School, Bidunga is the top ranked recruit from Indiana and 2nd highest rated prospect in the nation according to 247 Sports.
In addition to Cincinnati, Bidunga is reportedly considering multiple programs prior to his senior year including Auburn, Florida, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan and others!
McKinley broke down his connection with the Bearcats coaching staff in a recent interview with 247 Sports National Basketball Scout & Recruiting Analyst Brandon Jenkins.
"“I am the hometown kid and they want me to come home. I talk to everybody on their staff. I like the bond I have with Wes Miller and every thing about the campus makes me feel like I am home. I know a couple of their commits and players. We have built relationships and they are recruiting me hard. It was about the bond and the relationships I have built. I looked at who wanted me for me and that is what I discussed with my family.”"