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June 6, 2013
McCree was a 3-star small forward in the 2012 class from Ocoee, Fla. In April, Murray State head basketball coach Steve Prohm confirmed McCree's decision to transfer from the program to WPSD.
While Tech was his first visit, McCree had an additional visit scheduled with Jacksonville University but after his visit to Ruston decided to cancel that visit.
"I loved the town [Tech] is in," McCree said about his visit to Ruston. "Alex [Hamilton] is also from Florida and showed me around and I played pick up with the guys. I love all the guys they're real cool and I love all the coaches. I feel I'll fit in nicely."
"Everything I told myself I was looking for in a school they showed me without me having to ask them by showing me around and showing me film. Every thing I need in a school is here."
McCree will have to sit out the 2013-2014 season because of NCAA transfer rules and will be available to play in the 2014-2015 season. For Tech, this works well however since the Bulldogs lose Chris Anderson, Cordarius Johnson and Jaron Johnson to graduation and they all play on the wing. McCree has four years to play three remaining since he did not redshirt this past season for the Racers.
The style of play at Murray State was ultimately the reason McCree decided it was best for him to transfer.
"I didn't think [Murray State] was the right fit for me offensively, and I didn't think it was the right program to showcase my skills. I didn't think I would be able to maximize my potential if I was there because my play is a little different than the way they use their players. I just felt like it was a better fit [at Tech]."
In Tech's offense, they use their wings to shoot from the perimeter or drive to the basket and McCree says that fits him well.
"I'm a big wing and they play on the perimeter a lot so that's why I thought it was the right move. I can shoot the three well, I can drive it, I can post up a bit and because of my size I can shoot over people."
McCree will move to Ruston in July and plans to study communications or journalism as he wants to do sports journalism.
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