Height/Weight: 6’6 1/2″ 225 lbs.
Class of 2013
Offers from: Duquesne,St. Bonaventure,Hawaii,Illinois State,UNC-Charlotte. As well as a host of other schools.
Interest from: Kansas,Clemson,NC State,UConn,Marquette,Louisville,Ohio State,University of Miami,University of Oregon.
From an early age MiKyle McIntosh always been an athletic and strong player. He started out playing as a center. As he matured, his game expanded and he began to handle the ball.
Each year, he and his coaches, like Anthony Otto, Chris Chueng, and AAU Grassroots’ Canada Head Coach and Founder Ro Russell, wanted to expand MiKyle’s game out to where he played more as a wing so that he could start shooting more from the perimeter and using his obvious athleticism to create and finish above the rim.
His current high school coach Ryan Schmidt and local Toronto-trainer Cedric Carter have been key components in overseeing the development in MiKyle’s game.
In 2012, MiKyle was ready to really blow up on the AAU scene, but unfortunately, he suffered a high-ankle sprain after having come back from a fractured finger on his shooting hand in 2011. Both injuries temporarily derailed his coming out party.
MiKyle left Pickering High School (the same high school that produced former Canadian-stars such as Cory Joseph of the San Antonio Spurs, Devoe Joseph (Cory’s brother) who played at Division I Minnesota and Oregon, and Kaza Keane who plays at Illinois State) in Toronto, Canada to go play in the United States at Christian Faith Center Academy in North Carolina.
Currently he attends Breathitt High School in Kentucky. The elite basketball program at Breathitt is run and operated by 22-Feet Academy with Head Coach Ryan Schmidt at the helm.
Now that MiKyle has gained his health back over the last few months, he’s now demonstrating the type of performances and production that his talent level always suggested he could have and he’s become a high-major breakout star in the 2013 class.
Growing up, MiKyle always imitated NBA-star LeBron James and that’s the type of game MiKyle is working every day to have. He’s transformed his game into a hybrid type of guard who can bring the ball up, explode above the rim, can rebound, guard multiple positions out on the floor, and he has a wide range of highlight reel dunks that can be seen going viral all over Twitter and YouTube these days.
MiKyle also has a jumper up to 30-feet out due to his upper-body and leg strength being through the roof. He has transformed his game from a straight up three to now being able to play the two-man. At this point, his versatility has seen him garner many offers from high-majors all over the country and those offers are sure to continue rolling in as he continues to put in the work.
What gets over-looked is his ability to assume the point guard responsibilities. McIntosh has very good play making ability and can not only create well for himself, but is highly effective creating shots for others. He has a team-oriented mindset, so when he creates he can use his size and court vision to find guys in the right position to be successful on the offensive end.
MiKyle has a 6’10 wingspan with good anticipation and a very high motor. At the high school level he can effectively cover the 1-4 positions because of his athleticism, size, and relentless effort. He also favors LeBron’s game, in that, he is also a very skilled weak-side shot blocker.
On February 3rd, Huntington Prep is having a showcase called the Tri-State Classic. On that day, Huntington Prep and the young man many consider to be the best player on the continent, Andrew Wiggins, will be scheduled to play 22-Feet Academy and MiKyle McIntosh.
Both teams have multiple Canadian-born players. With the influx of Canadian players these days, the Tri-State Classic will serve as a shining example of the talent that is being produced each year.
The event will also give people an opportunity to see where MiKyle McIntosh is compared to Andrew Wiggins. Both have some similarities in their game and everyone in attendance will surely be in for a game that will be talked about, not only during the game, but well after it.
MiKyle is not the only one in the family that will look to make waves at the high school and college levels, he also has a younger brother, MiyKah McIntosh, who is a 5’8″ 2018 point guard, who some in the Canadian basketball community feel has a chance to be better than MiKyle when he reaches this stage.
Most importantly, MiKyle’s parents, Errol and Karen, have been very instrumental in his life not only from a basketball standpoint, but also spiritually, and in every other way possible. They have been key in the fact that MiKyle is a upstanding young man who is also very spiritual a strong faith in God. MiKyle is a high-character player who maintains his focus on what’s important in life and will be a key as to why you’ll be seeing him play at the college level.
Both Errol and Karen have been MiKyle’s biggest support and it’s no wonder this young man has developed in to a great player and person.
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