COLUMBUS, OH - Ernie McCoy made a big splash over the weekend as he scored 22 points at the Ohio All-Star Basketball Classic. The OCU senior guard helped erase a first-half deficit and fueled a big second half run that propelled his team to victory. The annual event features the best graduating seniors from Ohio colleges and universities.
McCoy teamed up with Lenzelle Smith Jr. (Ohio State) and Jerran Young (Wright State) to form a powerful offensive trio. McCoy played the point guard position and excited the crowd with several assists. In the second half, McCoy assisted Smith Jr. with a behind-the-back no look pass for a foul and the basket. McCoy then hit Jerran Young in transition with a lob pass from 30 feet for an alley-opp slam dunk.
McCoy wasn't finished there as he went on to hit 6 of 9 from three point range on his way to 22 points. Lenzelle Smith Jr. scored a team high 30 points on his way to receiving MVP honors. McCoy and his teammates defeated the team led by Ohio University standout, Nick Kellogg.
McCoy will be graduating this summer with a Business Degree from Ohio Christian University. He then plans to play basketball professionally overseas. Ernie, who received NCCAA All-American honors, helped lead Ohio Christian to the 2014 NCCAA National Championship in his senior season. Following the championship he was featured in a national video segment in the war on drugs entitled, Dope Without It. In the video, McCoy encourages and challenges youth to stay away from marijuana, alcohol, and the party lifestyle that seeks to steal their success.