Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Owls recruiting Kentucky two-sport standout

Temple is taking a wait-and-see approach with one of Kentucky’s top two-sport standouts.

Owls recruiting Kentucky two-sport standout

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Temple is taking a wait-and-see approach with one of Kentucky’s top two-sport standouts.

And that's a good thing.

Mekale McKay has yet to decide if he’ll play basketball or football in college.

For now, the rising senior at Moore Traditional High School in Louisville is receiving interest from Temple to play basketball.  The Owls have not offered him a scholarship.

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The 6-foot-4, 180-pound guard does has basketball only scholarship offers from the University of Texas at El Paso, Manhattan, Iona and Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). He’s also receiving basketball recruiting interest from Tennessee.

A standout wideout, McKay has football only scholarship offers from Kentucky, Louisville, Central Florida, Illinois and Cincinnati. Georgia State and Evansville have offered him scholarships in both sports.

McKay told the Louisville Courier-Journal that Kentucky football coach Joker Phillips plans to talk to Wildcats hoops coach John Calipari about the possibility of McKay becoming a Kentucky basketball walk-on. That would enable him to play both sports for the Wildcats.

“I’m not sure anything will come of that,” McKay said in the Courier-Journal. “But if something would, then I would be ecstatic to do that.”

And for that reason, Temple’s wait-and-see approach is understandable.

One can only assume he’ll pick Kentucky if Calipari says yes to the walk-on request.

-          Keith Pompey

Staff Writer
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Keith Pompey has been an Inquirer reporter since September 2004. He took over the Sixers beat in the summer of 2013 after covering the Temple basketball and football for the previous three years. Pompey also previously covered the Penn and Drexel men’s basketball team and Villanova football team after initially focusing on high school sports.

Pompey is a native Philadelphian and a University of Pittsburgh graduate. Follow him on Twitter @PompeyOnSixers or reach Keith at kpompey@phillynews.com.

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