At first you might not notice him. He is simply a solid basketball player, not a flashy player by any means. But David McClure, a 6-5, 175 pound small forward from Trinity Catholic H.S. in Stamford, Conn., is going to be receiving plenty of high division one scholarship offers because of his overall game and not due to hype or a reputation. McClure is going to be a top 50 player in the 2004 class.
McClure is a very sound overall basketball player who can play both inside and out. What impressed RivalsHoops.com this past weekend at the Hoop Group tournament held on the campus of Seton Hall was McClure's ability to stop in transition and hit the medium range jumper. This is a lost art on the high school level. Many guards/forwards find themselves playing just a three-point game. McClure plays every inch of the court and with skill.
McClure does a lot of the little things that help a team win basketball games. He doesn't complain. He works hard each time down the court. You may not notice him from time to time on the court but he is always in the middle of positive runs for the Playaz.
McClure said he has an interest in UMass, Ohio State, Duke, North Carolina, N.C. State, Iowa State, Florida State, Syracuse, Oklahoma, UConn, Notre Dame, Providence, Seton Hall, Villanova, Stanford, Louisville, Florida and Kentucky.
"I am wide open," McClure said. "I will probably try to make a decision before my senior year. I just want to work on my game this season."
McClure said he's had a chance to unofficially visit Providence. Last year at Trinity Catholic, McClure averaged 17.2 points, 12 rebounds, three assists, 1.5 steals and 2.5 blocks per contest. He said he has a 3.6 GPA. "I hope I can take some more unofficial visits over the next year," McClure said. "I would like to see as many schools as I can."