The premier point guard prospect from Missouri's 2019 class and one of the top prospects in the Midwest is Mario McKinney of Vashon High School. He’s legit and few prospects have met the challenge of a national schedule like Vashon’s as McKinney has.  

Equipped with a 6’2” plus length frame, McKinney is a leader, facilitator, and solid overall playmaker and he’s displayed all of those qualities during a stellar junior season campaign.  McKinney has steadily improved each year and now is hard to handle in the open court as well as in the pick and roll where he can create or score at his leisure. Making the transition from scorer to lead guard this season, the transition for McKinney is one that seems to be coming on smoothly. Decision making and being able to control the pace of the game is where McKinney has made his strides in solid fashion.

McKinney has been demanding high major programs attention with his game play since last summer holding offers from Missouri, Xavier, Kansas State, Marquette University, St. Louis, Illinois, Iowa DePaul, Auburn, Southern Miss and Tulsa.  That attention has continued and will elevate even more over the next few months as he’s one of the hottest 2019 prospects in the Midwest.

With the opportunity to take his recruiting to another level this spring playing on EYBL circuit for Bradley Beal, McKinney is definitely a prospect coaches will have to keep tabs on as he continues to elevate with each passing month.