There hadn’t been a ton of recent success for South Forsyth’s basketball program coming into the 2019-20 season. This winter was much different for the War Eagles as they advanced to the 7A Sweet 16 and nearly defeated McEachern. Junior forward Devin McGlockton is the go-to guy for South and has proven to be a top forward in Georgia’s 2021 class. He averaged 18 PPG and 10 RPG this year, displaying a nice blend of skill on both ends of the floor. McGlockton has long arms, good touch and feel on the block, can knock down jumpers, and is active in the paint defensively. He is looking to carry some momentum into the travel season while also continuing to diversify his game. A good football prospect also, I think McGlockton’s steady production on the hardwood has warranted a heavier recruitment from college basketball programs. Let’s take a look at what he has to say about his junior season, as well as what’s in store for him.
Devin McGlockton Junior Highlights: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhBEJTou8aY&feature=youtu.be
You guys got your 1st playoff win in over 20 years and you averaged a double-double while surpassing the 1,000-point mark this season- Talk about how you think your junior year went overall and tell us why the team was the able to have success and get to the Sweet 16.
I felt like I had a great junior year. I was happy to get 1000 points it was a goal I had from the start of the season. And our team was the best team to come out of South Forsyth in 20 years and the team was very selfless and we shared the ball and it showed on the court
Even though you can step out and shoot, you have more of an old-school feel to your game as a forward. How are you different than other HS post players and what advantages do you think you have over most of your opponents?
Because I also play football I am used to the contact down low and can get physical with guys who are bigger than me. Also, my almost 7 foot wingspan gives me a reach that is beyond my height. A lot of things I do on the football field transfers to the court in a good way and I believe it gives me an advantage.
You were really productive this year, but in my opinion, you’re still pretty underrated and under-recruited. What do you think you’ll need to do this travel season to change that? Is there anything you’re focusing on as this spring/summer approaches?
Thanks I appreciate that. I’ve been working on my ball handling and the consistency of my outside shot. I’m hoping adding more versatility to my game will attract more attention and allow me to create more opportunities for myself to show my skills.
Do you have any individual goals for yourself or goals for the team next year as a senior? How do you think you guys can build off the success you had in 2019-20?
Yes I plan to take on more of a leadership role on the team also I’ve been working on other skills so I don’t have to rely on my post game. With the chemistry our team has, we should win more games than last year. A goal for our team is to win region and make it deeper in state playoffs than last year.