Inducted 2013. Averaged 19 points and 11 rebounds as a senior. Set a school record with 25 rebounds in a single name. Class of 1999.
McNeil entered Quincy Notre Dame in the fall of 1995 as a gangly, 6-foot-4 center with plenty of size and plenty of work to do. When he graduated in the spring of 1999, he was 6-foot-9 and one of the best basketball players in the history of the school.
McNeil finished in the top 10 in career scoring and set a school record with 25 rebounds in a single game while leading QND to a 28-6 record third-place finish in the 1999 Class A state tournament. He averaged 19 points and 11 rebounds as a senior and was named the Player of the Year by The Quincy Herald-Whig and to the All-State team by the Associated Press. As a junior, he averaged 10.3 points and a team-high 6.5 rebounds per game on a 24-6 team that lost to eventual state champion Nauvoo-Colusa in the sectional championship game.
McNeil went on to play four years at Quincy University, and when he graduated in 2003, he left as the fourth all-time leading scorer in school history with 1,501 points despite being the focal point of the opposition’s defensive efforts. The Hawks won just 39 of 105 games during McNeil’s career.
McNeil lives in Chatham, Ill., with his wife, Jill, and their two children Maggie and Brady. He is a physical therapist and partner at Advance Physical Therapy in Chatham.
“I am deeply honored and humbled to be inducted into the Quincy Notre Dame Hall of Fame. I would like to thank the committee, my teammates, my dedicated coaches and Quincy Notre Dame for giving me the opportunity and drive to succeed in athletic and education. Playing basketball at QND taught me professionalism, respect, leadership and work ethic. These qualities have helped me become successful as a physical therapist, manager and husband. Finally, I would like to thank my parents for their unending support and dedication to help me succeed in my education, athletics and life.”