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Sun. April 21, 2013 | Joey Knight | Email

Wharton's C.J. McGill to sign with University of Mobile

Wharton PG C.J. McGill, the diminutive backcourt dynamo who led the Wildcats to the Class 8A final four in March, has signed with the University of Mobile (Ala.).

The 2013 recipient of the "Mac" McGahagin Award as Hillsborough County's top senior player, McGill visited the NAIA program last week. He'll receive a full scholarship from the Rams, Wharton coach Tommy Tonelli said.

One of only four 1,000-point scorers in Wildcats history, McGill (5-foot-9, 145 pounds) led Wharton to a 76-11 record in this three seasons. Had he not missed his entire sophomore year with a torn ACL, he certainly would've finished his career as the program's winningest player and all-time leading scorer.

This past season, he averaged a team-best 17.4 points and 5.8 assists, guiding the 'Cats (25-5) to the 8A state semifinals, where they fell 46-38 to South Miami.

Mobile is coached by former Florida Southern and University of Tampa assistant Joe Niland. In 14 seasons, Niland has guided the Rams to five NAIA national tournament appearances.

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