The 2013-14 campaign will mark Jamie McNeilly's sixth with the Marquette University men's basketball program, but his third season as Student-Athlete Development Specialist.
McNeilly spent the previous two years at Marquette as a graduate manager and completed his master's degree in leadership studies in the spring of 2010. As video coordinator in 2009-10, McNeilly supervised all of the team's video needs, from scouting breakdown to digital archiving.
As assistant coach of the Canadian Cadet Men's Basketball Team, McNeilly helped lead the team to the bronze medal at the FIBA Americas world qualifying championships held in Mexico during June 2011. In 2012, McNeilly traveled to Brazil with the Canadian Junior Men's National Team and helped guide the squad to the bronze medal at the FIBA Americas U18 Championship for Men. The team posted a 4-1 record at the event and Canada earned a medal for the third-straight time in the event.
McNeilly's international experience will continue this summer when he serves as an assistant on Canada's U19 World Championship team. The team will compete at the 2013 FIBA U19 World Championship from June 27-July 7 in Prague, Czech Republic.
McNeilly, who played at the collegiate level at the University of New Orleans, saw action under Williams as a senior in 2006-07. After earning a bachelor's degree from UNO in interdisciplinary studies in 2007, the Toronto native played professionally in Germany in 2007-08. He joined USC Heidelberg of the Pro A league, playing in a total of 14 games. He averaged 10.9 points, 3.6 assists and 2.6 rebounds per game.
An All-Sun Belt selection as a junior at UNO, McNeilly concluded his senior season under Buzz Williams averaging 15.1 points, 3.0 assists and 3.7 rebounds per contest. McNeilly was also recognized on the league's academic honor roll following his senior year. He earned three letters with the Privateers after one season at South Georgia Technical College (2003-04), where he as an all-conference performer as well.
McNeilly owned international experience prior to his stint in Germany, having played for Team Canada in the 2005 Summer Universiade event in Turkey and in the same tournament in Bangkok in 2007, when he helped the team to the bronze medal.
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