The women’s side of Florida basketball just received a massive commitment when five-star point guard Liv McGill announced she would make her way to Gainesville. The class of 2024 prospect out of Minnesota is rated the 14th-best player in the country by ESPN.
But even on ESPN’s website, there is little in the way of analysis to indicate how good of a player she is. So we looked at her film to see what Kelly Rae Finley is getting on her squad.
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Listed a 5’8″, McGill is on the smaller side among college basketball players, but she is the same height as current Florida point guard KK Deans.
McGill isn’t necessarily a pure scorer. She is able to drive to the basket as needed and will let it fly from downtown when the time calls, but the real strength of her game is her instincts and distribution. Most of her points on film come from fast break opportunities where she anticipates the play to get down the court ahead of her opponents.
She also has great anticipation when it comes to filing lanes defensively. She utilizes active hands and constantly scans the court even when her matchup doesn’t have the ball to come up with steals constantly.
Stat lines such as 13 points, eight assists, and seven steals are not uncommon for McGill.
McGill led Hopkins High in Minnesota to the state title game this season, where it lost by one point to St. Michael-Albertville. Hopkins is the top-rated team on MaxPreps for the state of Minnesota.
To succeed at the next level, McGill must continue to showcase her ability to drive to the hoop and finish in traffic. But Finley continues to work on turning around Florida basketball on the women’s side, high potential prospects like McGill are essential to the program.