The 6-foot-4, 175-pound junior guard averaged 23 points, 4.3 rebounds and 3.9 assists per game in leading the Dots to a 13-5 finish that included a trip to the Class AA state final. Also the 2020-21 MaxPreps West Virginia High School Boys Basketball Player of the Year and the West Virginia Sports Writers Association Player of the Year, McKneely is a three-time Cardinal Conference First-Team selection and two-time First-Team All-State honoree. He is ranked as the nation’s No. 58 prospect in the Class of 2022 by 247 Sports.
McKneely has maintained a 4.1 GPA in the classroom. He will begin his senior year of high school this fall.
McKneely has volunteered on behalf of his Poca United Methodist Church congregation in numerous capacities, including as a server at the annual senior citizen dinner. He has also volunteered locally with the Five Loaves and Two Fishes Food Bank in addition to donating his time at the Winning Edge Camp to help raise money for the Poca High basketball program.