Last month, former UNC basketball star Jeff McInnis got his first high school head coaching job.
Now, he’s added his first big-time recruit.
McInnis told the Observer that rising sophomore Jalen Hood-Schifino will join his program at Combine Academy in LIncolnton, N.C. Hood-Schifino, a 6-foot-4 point guard, played at Charlotte’s Northside Christian last season.
Hood-Schifino is a five-star national recruit. ESPN fans him No. 3 in North Carolina and No. 23 nationally. As a freshman at Northside last season, Hood-Schifino averaged 13 points and 4.5 rebounds last season. Schifino made the N.C. Independent Schools 2A all-state team.
He plays for McInnis’ Team Charlotte summer travel team that is sponsored by Under Armour.