Cincinnati Bearcats News: Men’s Basketball signs Queen City star Tyler McKinley

By Bane Rossi

Tyler McKinley

November 08, 2023


CINCINNATI — Queen City product Tyler McKinley is staying home.

Tyler McKinley (PF, 6-9, 220, Cincinnati, Ohio / Winton Woods HS)

  • No. 1 player in Ohio for Class of 2024 when at Walnut Hills High School as a sophomore
  • Rated No. 64 player nationally by 247Sports
  • Played junior year at Link Year Prep Academy (Branson, Mo.) in 2022-23, helping the Lions to the GEICO Nationals title in Fort Myers, Fla., where he had 17 points and six rebounds
  • Fourth Bearcat under Wes Miller to have played at Link Academy
  • Set to begin his senior season at Winton Woods HS
  • One of 35 athletes to participate in 2023 USA U19 Men’s National Team Training Camp in Summer 2023
  • Averaged 17.2 points, 7.4 rebounds, 2.9 assists, 1.6 steals and 1.3 blocks per game as a sophomore at Walnut Hills in 2021-22, earning Division I Honorable Mention All-State honors
  • Held 16 reported offers, including Alabama, Auburn, Michigan State, Ohio State and Xavier

“We’ve been recruiting him for 2 ½ years, so we have a great relationship with not only him, but his family that is from right here in Cincinnati. He spent a few years at Walnut Hills before going to Link Academy. We are proud to have a national champion high schooler joining us. He’s now back locally at Winton Woods, and he’s played for great local coaches we are have great relationships with her in the community. He’s a versatile player in the frontcourt, passing and handling well. He’s also gotten explosive in the past year.”