Amari McCottry is among the top prospects in Wisconsin’s 2024 class and the 6'5 wing is beginning to hear from high major coaches this winter.

After averaging 17 points as a freshman last year at Saint Thomas More HS, and a strong grassroots season with Team Haliburton, Amari McCottry is continuing to establish himself among the best in Wisconsin’s 2024 class this season. The sophomore is averaging 23.6 points and has led his team to a hot start to their year with a 12-1 record. 

McCottry is a fluid athlete on the perimeter at 6’5 and projects as a pure wing on the next level, capable of playing the 2 or 3 spot. He has the athleticism to play above the rim along with a shifty handle to get into the paint, and does a good job of getting to the FT line. He has also flashed playmaking ability averaging 3.6 apg. McCottry has a soft touch on his jumper, and although he needs to be more consistent from three (13/39 on the year), he has good foundational mechanics and has been effective in the midrange all winter. McCottry has long arms and uses his quick feet and length to give opposing guards major problems, impacting the game defensively (2.8 spg), and on the glass (7.6 rpg). His combination of length and shiftyness also helps him to finish at the rim in traffic. 

McCottry has big time upside and has shown the steady progression over his first 2 years of high school that looks the part of a high major prospect, and his recruitment is beginning to trend in that direction.

After picking up his first offer from Grambling State, McCottry has been hearing from UW-Milwaukee, Iowa State and Marquette recently. 

Look for McCottry's recruitment to continue to expand heading into the April live periods and don’t be surprised if McCottry continues to trend up in the class of 2024.