Last Tuesday, Indianapolis Lawrence North shooting guard Mekhi Biffle announced on his Twitter that he had been offered a full scholarship to play for the University of Southern Indiana.
— Mekhi Biffle (@McBiff_14) February 17, 2016
Listed on MaxPreps at 6-foot-2 and 165 pounds, Biffle has averaged 17.3 points, 6.3 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.5 steals in all 22 games for the Bears (17-5) entering sectional play.
Biffle said what he likes about USI is the coaching staff and the style of basketball it plays under seventh-year head coach Rodney Watson.
“They play a style that fits me very well and their coaching staff is more than just basketball,” he said. “They really have a good group of guys and it’s a nice play to be. I’m very interested in USI. They’re on the top of my list of offers along with the University of Tampa, St. Joseph’s and Georgian Court.”
“Offensively, he is best as a slasher and scoring in transition,” Andershock said. “His inconsistent shooting has kept him from getting a low-major D1 offer. Against good defenders, he hasn’t found a way to score consistently that translates to the next level.”
“(He) likes to play in the open floor,” Gardner said. “Pretty good athlete with a great body, and could be a decent defender at the D2 level with some guidance. Offensively, he has stepped up a ton this season but is still mostly sticking to pull-up 3s and transition scores at the rim. Not a big creator on the offensive end.”
USI has two scholarships opening after forward/center Shane Seniour and guard Travis Britt run out of eligibility. The Eagles’ starting backcourt of Bobo Drummond, Jeril Taylor and Alex Stein all return, with Cortez Macklin and Kyle Aiton off the bench.