There is a reason why we keep seeing the same mid-major programs, year after year, make their way into the NCAA Tournament and strap on the Cinderella slipper enroute to a major upset bid in the first round of the event. Wofford is one of those schools and Coach Young and his staff do a very thorough job of examining and evaluating kids in finding sleeper after sleeper that fit their system to a T. Welcome Fletcher Magee to the Terriers!

Magee is a high level athlete with shot making off the catch. He has a solid build and can facilitate some off the floor as he makes good decisions in the open floor, can score through the body off his feet, and again, knock down the deep ball off of various screens set up for him. The 6’4 Florida native competed with the illustrious Each 1 Teach 1 group, of which showcased such elite talents as Daniel Giddens, Antonio Blakeney, and Ben Simmons. Because of the heavy volume of minutes going to some of the blueblood talent on his squad, the First Academy wing may not have received the playing time that he would have gotten if he would have competed on a less-talented bunch. In keeping that in mind, Magee wasn’t able to receive his dues but was still more than capable of selecting a tremendous fit for his college playing days.

So, why Wofford? “The coaches there have been recruiting me really hard. They have been writing me written letters all summer. I visited there a weekend ago. I love the team and the coaches and how they run pindowns for their guards and I can knock down the 3 off of them. The academics, campus, and going to the NCAA Tournament three out of the five years. I wanted to be a part of a successful program that I can come in and help reach the tournament again.” 

Visiting UCF, FGCU, FAU, and Clemson in the past, the visit last week seemed to make all the difference in the world. “Once I visited, I just thought it was the place for me and once more coaches came down this past week, I wanted to see if I would change my mind with what they said. I just knew that it was the right place. I didn’t want to drive the recruiting process much further.”

Where George Mason, Tulsa, Appalachian State, and Winthrop encapsulated Magee’s remainder of his college list, the timing was just right. The intellect and high ceiling in the Sunshine State native might enable for Magee to one day work his way into all-conference awards. With regards to that, the Each 1 Teach 1 commit has set some lofty, yet attainable goals for his college career. “To make the tournament every year and make a run every year. We are just due to make a deep run. They have the pieces for it all to happen. I also want to play basketball as long as I can after college, whether it is in the NBA, or overseas.”

Make no mistake about it, the Friday afternoon commitment of Fletcher Magee to the Wofford Terriers gives one more piece to the Southern Conference program to continue on track to another NCAA Tournament appearance come March.