McCabe announces signees

William Jewell head men's basketball coach Chris McCabe announced the signing of five student-athletes to National Letters of Intent for the 2019-20 season. The class includes four local prep standouts and one transfer, according to a school press release.

LIBERTY — William Jewell head men's basketball coach Chris McCabe announced the signing of five student-athletes to National Letters of Intent for the 2019-20 season. The class includes four prep standouts and one transfer, according to a school press release.

Signees are: forward Kobe McKinley, an Olathe South graduate; Trey Shannon, a point guard and graduate of Wellington-Napoleon High School; forward Matthew Chapman, a Blue Valley Northwest grad; guard Samuel Burkart, Lee's Summit North graduate; and forward Deandre Raggs, a transfer from Riverland Community College in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

“I am ecstatic about the quality of students, athletes and men we've locked in with this class,” said McCabe. “They have versatility and depth, which will benefit our program for years to come."

McCabe said he is appreciative of the work of assistant coach Christian Hildebrandt, who works to build positive relationships with players.

"I can't wait to get to work in August with these new Cardinals as they are joining a hungry group of returners to have a memorable season in 2019-20," he said.

The Cardinals will be under new leadership next season for the first time since 1979 as McCabe became the 14th head coach in program history April 29. The 2019-20 basketball schedule will be released later in the summer.

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