BIOGRAPHY: After testing the NBA draft process as a junior, McNeal returned to Marquette for his senior season and helped the Golden
Eagles to their fourth straight NCAA tournament appearance while becoming the school's all-time leading scorer with 1,985
points. Earned first team all-Big East honors and second team AP All-America accolades after averaging 19.8 points, nearly
five points better than his junior season. Improved his outside shooting his senior season, most notably his range as an outside
shooter, making 86 3-pointers and shooting 39.8 percent from beyond the arc after hitting a combined 78 his first three seasons.
Also developed a quicker release and a consistent ability to shoot off the dribble. Has consistently proven to be able to
slash to the basket but is occasionally reckless in doing so, sometimes forcing highly contested shots. A solid on-the-ball
defender with a long wingspan, McNeal finished with 287 steals and has very quick hands. He does need to improve his off-the-ball
defending and navigating through screens. Does not have the versatility to slide off to play point guard but did average 3.9
assists his senior season and 3.5 for his career. With underclassmen such as Gerald Henderson, Jeff Teague and Wayne Ellington
currently in the draft, McNeal has little shot at the tail end of the first round and likely will be selected in the middle
of the second.