SLU Remains Active on Recruiting Trail

SLU Remains Active on Recruiting Trail

The Saint Louis University Billikens' season opener might be just around the corner on Friday, but tonight we introduce you to a new recruit.

2014 guard JP Macura has surfaced on the Bills radar. The six-foot-four Minnesota native who runs with Minnesota Pump ‘n Run on the AAU circuit broke down his recruitment and summer months with BillikenReport.com.

"It went great for me and the whole team," Macura said about his July performance. "I play with other great kids, we got good exposure, and I shot got better and better."

He's being recruited as a shooting guard or small forward by most programs, but he broke down what he could bring to a college team.

"I see the floor really well," Macura said. "Some people say I don't but I think I do a good job of making the extra pass. I am good at doing the little things."

Like any other high school prospect, improvements are expected before they head onto a college campus, and this one is no different.

"I need to work on my ballhandling," he said. "Also working on my defense. I need to be able to stay in my stance for a long time."

Macura currently holds offers from Wyoming, Northern Colorado, Vermont, Toledo, North Dakota State, North Dakota, South Dakota, and UW-Milwaukee.

He'll be in Saint Louis this weekend, however, to check out what the Billikens have to offer.

"[I] talk to Coach [Tanner] Bronson every once in a while," Macura said. "He played at Wisconsin, so we stay in contact."

Although he admitted that he doesn't know too much about SLU at this moment, he's excited to learn more on his unofficial visit this weekend. A friend of his from high school played soccer for the Billikens recently, and perhaps that will give him some much-needed familiarity.

So what's his final choice going to come down to? Macura says that he wants to have a strong bond with the coaching staff and players, and that a decision before his senior year of high school would be preferable.

"I also want to find a place with a decent location," he said. "It doesn't have to be close to me, but it can't be out in the middle of nowhere. It needs to have things that are fun to do, or else the experience won't be as fun."

SLU certainly hopes that it can find impress Macura on his visit this upcoming weekend after its' game against USC Upstate.

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