Over the weekend the annual Myrtle Chaffin Classic took place on the campus of Mt. Zion Prep. It was a mixture of 10 prep and high school programs playing under one roof and is always a great way to start off the high school season in the DMV. Among the teams competing was Massanutten Military Academy, who features one of the top prospects in the state of Virginia in Troy McKoy. To this point, McKoy remains a very under-the-radar sort of prospect, but that won’t last long as OurTeam saw yesterday with his 31-point performance in a win over Covenant College Prep.
After the game the 6-foot-5 combo guard told OurTeam that VCU is a school that has started reaching out to him. Assistant coach JD Byers checks in with McKoy occasionally and there are hopes that the relationship will continue to grow.
McKoy has a great blend of strength and natural ability with the ball. His burley frame doesn’t offer room for assumption that he would be effective in creating space on the perimeter, but he can with a variety of step-backs or hesitations before rising up.
He isn’t the most explosive athlete, but is able to explode into the defender’s chest on contested shots around the rim and absorb contact with comfort. McKoy possesses good burst off his back foot that helps him gain an edge on his defender. He’s effective off the catch jabbing right and then getting to his spots in the midrange after 1-to-2 dribbles.
Another thing that stood out was McKoy’s overall joy for the game. You can tell he’s a guy that just loves playing and competing at a high level. Those sort of players are the ones who end up being productive no matter what role or system they’re put into.
With that being said, the only offer that McKoy holds today is from Hampton. I’d expect new offers to fly in sooner rather than later and it would be wise for the Rams to get in early on the sweepstakes.
OurTeam’s Jack Herron wrote about McKoy’s standout performance from an event in early October:
“McKoy is one of the 2024 prospects I expect to blow up in the Elite Prep League and while he got hurt in the second game of the Showdown he still showed in his time why he is starting to get national attention. The 6’5” wing is a big time scorer who can play on the ball and create shots for himself easily, he’s strong enough to finish around the rim and in traffic and he shoots the ball exceptionally well from deep and he’s able to create shots at any moment when he has the ball.”
OurTeam will monitor McKoy’s recruitment closely if VCU decides to become more involved.