Hometown: Alpharetta, GA
Position: Small Forward/Power Forward
Right-handed… Playing for his father in the Missouri Valley is one of the reasons why so many people favor the Blue Jays in the Missouri Valley. He plays mostly as an undersized power forward at 6'7", McDermott creates mismatches with his strength, quickness and stroke from the perimeter. He has the ability to face-up at the 4-spot, put the ball on the floor and pretty much make shots from anywhere inside the arc. As a freshman, he hit 57 percent of his shots from 2-point range and 40.5 percent from beyond the 3-point arc… He plays with passion and energy every minute he is on the floor.
McDermott's NBA future is as a 3-man, not the undersized 4-man at 6'7", 210 pounds. He has the perimeter stroke for it, but cannot count on all these mismatches that makes him so dangerous. McDermott will need to continue to fine-tune his perimeter game, especially his handle and his ability to create for himself. His lack of quickness is an issue on both sides of the ball as will his average athleticism… As strong of a rebounder McDermott is in the MVC, he will need to continue to add strength to help him rebound in traffic, but to also help him post-up and hold post positioning at the next level.