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McCloud ruled eligible, will suit up at Wisconsin

Milwaukee guard JayQuan McCloud, who has been sitting out the fall semester per NCAA transfer rules, has won an appeal with the NCAA and is eligible immediately. McCloud will suit up and be available for the Milwaukee Panthers Wednesday night at Wisconsin.

McCloud, who played for North Chicago Community High School, averaged 18.0 points, 5.3 rebounds and 4.5 assists per game as a senior. He played for the Illinois Wolves AAU team under coach Mike Springs. If that name sounds familiar, it should: Mike is older brother to Akeem Springs, the Panthers starting two-guard. Springs, McCloud and Jordan Johnson all played under Mike Springs in AAU.

That familiarity is a huge asset, as the Panthers will bring in a true freshman in McCloud who meshes well with Springs and Johnson. The Illinois Wolves AAU program is one of the most successful in the country, pumping out nationally renowned players like Evan Turner, Frank Kaminsky and John Shurna. And the Panthers are about to put three of them on the court together.

Here’s an AAU highlight video of McCloud:

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