As assistant coach of the Canadian Cadet Men's Basketball Team, Jamie helped lead the team to win the bronze medal at the FIBA America's world-qualifying championships held in Mexico during June 2011.
McNeilly played at the collegiate level at the University of New Orleans in 2006-07. After earning a bachelor's degree from the University of New Orleans in 2007, the Toronto native played professionally in Germany in 2007-08. He joined USC Heidelberg of the Pro A league.
In addition to being a Third Team All-Sun Belt selection as a junior at the University of New Orleans, McNeilly was also recognized on the league's academic honor roll following his senior year. He earned three letters with the Privateers after one season at South Georgia Technical College (2003-04), where he was an all-conference performer as well.
Prior to his stint in Germany, McNeilly played for Team Canada in the 2005 Summer Universidad event in Turkey and in the same tournament in Bangkok in 2007, when he helped the team to the bronze medal.