We haven’t talked about Bud Mackey in quite a while and for good reason: He was found at school with crack-cocaine in his shoe.
The former Scott County (KY) star who was the MVP of the 2007 Kentucky state tournament has moved to Atlanta and will play for Redan High School.
The story goes that former Duke player Roshown McLeod called Mackey and asked if he’d like to move in with him. Mackey accepted that invitation according to the Georgetown News-Graphic.
“(McLeod) called me and asked if I wanted to come out here and live with him,” Mackey said. “McLeod is a mentor. He guides us in making decisions.”
McLeod is the owner of a company called Next Level Players Development.
As far as how Mackey is allowed to pack his bags and move away in the middle of the legal woes he is facing, your guess is as good as mine. I’ve heard rumblings over the past month that a deal would be worked out that would keep Mackey out of prison and he would end up at Cincinnati. Mackey told the Georgetown News-Graphic that Cincinnati is his leader and offered the following about Indiana.
Mackey said Indiana head coach Kelvin Sampson, who previously offered him a scholarship, wants him to attend a junior college before coming to IU, but the guard said he wasn’t interested in that route.
“I don’t want to do that,” Mackey said.
Mackey remains free on $10,000 bond, and no date was set Thursday for the grand jury to hear his case.
“Once all of this is over it will be a great success story,” Mackey said.