Four-star prospect Phillip McDonald got a feel for New Mexico this past weekend. Kansas is up next for the 6-foot-5, 191-pound shooting guard from Cypress Springs (Texas) High School who will then visit his third finalist in October.
McDonald, the No. 87 ranked prospect in the Rivals150, wasn't sure what to expect when he left for his official visit to New Mexico, but he came home with a positive view of the Mountain West school.
"The visit went well," said McDonald. "I liked it. I didn't know what it would be like there, but I got a lot of attention and I felt good while I was there."
Down to Kansas, New Mexico and Oregon, McDonald visits Kansas this weekend and then Oregon on October 5. He gave Rivals.com a quick breakdown of what he likes about each program.
"With New Mexico, I like Steve Alford and the fact that he has been in the NBA and has connections in the NBA.
"Kansas is a big time program and I'd fit in well there.
"And with Oregon, I like the way they run their offense. They get up and down the court and that fits the way I play."
Phillip McDonald scouting report:
A long and bouncy shooting guard, McDonald gets nice elevation on his smooth jumper and shoots it with confidence. Not a creative ball handler, but McDonald can slash to the rim and use the dribble to get his shot off in the mid-range. He also has the length and athleticism to be an effective defender and defensive rebounder.