Macio Teague on Why He Chose Baylor

April 30, 2018
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UNC Asheville sophomore Macio Teague was one of the hottest names on the transfer market this spring after earning 1st Team All Big South honors as a sophomore.  The 6-3 190 lb guard averaged 16.7 ppg; 4.4 rebounds and 2.5 assists to go along with 1.6 steals per game.  He shot 43% from 3 point range and 87% from the foul line.  

When he announced his intentions to transfer after his coaching staff left for Middle Tennessee State, he had a host of schools interested.  Virginia, Oregon, Arizona, UCLA and Clemson all expressed interest.  But Teague narrowed it down to Xavier, Louisville and Baylor.  He will sit out one year and have 2 years of eligibility left after his transfer year.    Teague mentioned that he really enjoyed all of the Baylor coaches but it was his relationship with Scott Drew that helped him decide that Baylor was the spot.  

With Teague's commitment to Baylor, the Bears should have an outstanding backcourt ready to go in 2019-2020 as they pair Teague with Davion Mitchell (6-1 200 lbs) who transferred to Baylor from Auburn after a freshman season where he helped Auburn win an SEC championship.  

Here's my converation with Macio.  

You had a lot of great options to consider, why did you choose Baylor?  

Teague:  The Baylor staff did a great job of recruiting me and making me feel wanted.  I just hit it off with the staff and felt like Baylor was a great opportunity to contribute and progress.  

Tell me about your visit?  When did you arrive and who did you spend time with?  

Teague:  I arrived on campus Thursday and left Saturday.  I spent time with King McClure, Jake Lindsey, Mario Kegler, Tristan Clark and Freddie Gillespie.  I really liked the guys on the team and the facilities.  

Baylor has had success with transfers and player development in general.  Was this a major factor in choosing Baylor?  

Teague:  Definitely, I enjoyed talking to Coach Peterson and they've had a lot of guys come through there that are playing professional basketball.  It was a big part of my decision.  

Davion Mitchell is another transfer guard that has committed to Baylor from Auburn.  It would seem that an opportunity to develop chemistry with him as you both prepare for your next season would be attractive.  Is that something that appealed to you?  

Teague:  For sure, Baylor coaches talked to me about the opportunity to play with Davion and have guards that can create offense off the dribble and also facilitate for others.  I'm looking forward to getting to work with him.  

What do you want to study at Baylor?

Teague:  Something related to business

When do you plan on arriving on campus?  

Teague:  In late May before summer.  

You have probably not been asked this question before, but I read your wingspan is 6-9.  Is that accurate?  

Teague:  (laughs), yeah that's close enough.  

Discussion from...

Macio Teague on Why He Chose Baylor

BU_TWEEZY
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Beyond happy to have him on board. Welcome home Macio!
boxster
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Good interview. I love transfers. They're smarter, they do their homework, they know what it takes to succeed, they know education counts.

Really fired up about Teague and that nice 3 point stroke.
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The atmosphere getting off the bus, the Bear Walk, being in the stadium, the buzz of the stadium, the crowd, the Baylor line and everything. It really is one of the great places on game day... -Coach Matt Rhule
Crash Davis
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Huge addition! Can't wait to see this guy in green and gold.

Sic 'em, Macio!
When law and morality contradict each other, the citizen has the cruel alternative of either losing his moral sense or losing his respect for the law.

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Lance_smith15
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HANDLES
Lance_smith15
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Let's go! Huge addition. Can't waut to see him and Davion terrorize the big 12
fuentbu1
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This is a huge deal! Nobody uses the red shirt year like Coach Drew!
Ashley Hodge
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http://www.wacotrib.com/sports/baylor/mens_basketball/teague-transferring-to-baylor/article_ecc8a1b6-5787-57f3-a74d-3bfe5d3db034.html

some different quotes in this article from Werner
Fozzie
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Mitchell and Teague are going to be the best backcourt in Baylor history when you consider offense and defense. Huge pick-ups for Coach Drew. Let the good times roll. Add an impact guard in 19 and we will be ready to roll.
boxster
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Fozzie said:

Mitchell and Teague are going to be the best backcourt in Baylor history when you consider offense and defense. Huge pick-ups for Coach Drew. Let the good times roll. Add an impact guard in 19 and we will be ready to roll.
That's high praise. We've had some great ones. But I'm all for it!
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The atmosphere getting off the bus, the Bear Walk, being in the stadium, the buzz of the stadium, the crowd, the Baylor line and everything. It really is one of the great places on game day... -Coach Matt Rhule
boxster
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Ashley Hodge said:

http://www.wacotrib.com/sports/baylor/mens_basketball/teague-transferring-to-baylor/article_ecc8a1b6-5787-57f3-a74d-3bfe5d3db034.html

some different quotes in this article from Werner
"Any weaknesses will become a strength in the near future."

...nice
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The atmosphere getting off the bus, the Bear Walk, being in the stadium, the buzz of the stadium, the crowd, the Baylor line and everything. It really is one of the great places on game day... -Coach Matt Rhule
USSRonaldReagan
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Welcome to the family! Take us to a Natty!
SBK_Bear
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Great pick up. Fantastic 3 pt shooter, looks aggressive, heck of a transfer. Glad he will be a bear.

Sic Em Macio!
matt0519
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Unreal that we keep getting these big time transfers. 2019 season can't come soon enough
BearMace
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Huge get!! 2019 is gonna be salty.
Brian Ethridge
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Imagine the the 40+% 3pt percentage...
GoodNewsBears
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Let's go! Way to go Coach Drew and welcome to the Family Macio
Chad 2 the Bone
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Welcome to Baylor Macio! Really glad to have you aboard and look forward to watching you in green and gold. You made a great decision!
Justin Kates
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Great choice by this young man! He should thrive in this offense.
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Marlin
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Welcome to Baylor Macio! 2019 can't get here soon enough!
Final Four Baby!!
Heart
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So excited that Macio Teague has chosen to be a Bear!!
Can not wait to add his shooting skills to our backcourt!
He's just what we needed! And going to look great in green and gold!
Noghri
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Fozzie said:

Mitchell and Teague are going to be the best backcourt in Baylor history when you consider offense and defense. Huge pick-ups for Coach Drew. Let the good times roll. Add an impact guard in 19 and we will be ready to roll.
1978 had Teagle and Vinnie Johnson. Without 3 point line

They weren't too shabby
Grizz Air
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Excited for the 2019 backcourt. Thanks for posting. Welcome, MaCio!
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