David McClure, a 6-5, 175 pound small forward from Trinity Catholic H.S. in Stamford, Conn., is one of the top East Coast recruiting targets in the Class of 2004.
Simply put, McClure is a very sound overall basketball player who can play both inside and out. While he'll need to continue working on his handle to play exclusively on the wing, McClure hits the glass on both ends of the floor and has a knack for scoring in the low post.
He's also a decent shooter from the perimeter, and he does a lot of the little things that help a team win basketball games.
While it's still very early at this stage, McClure said he has an interest in UMass, Ohio State, Duke, North Carolina, N.C. State, Iowa State, Oklahoma, UConn, Notre Dame, Providence, Seton Hall, Villanova, Stanford, Louisville, Florida and Kentucky.
McClure said he's had a chance to unofficially visit Providence, but that he's pretty wide open on schools.
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. He hasn't taken either the SAT or ACT exams yet.
Prior to the summer, McClure was the top prospect on the Westchester Hawks 16 and under squad. In July, he switched to play with Jimmy Salmon's Tim Thomas Playaz program, and Rivalshoops saw him play very well in a victory over the Donyell Marshall Foundation out in Las Vegas at the Big Time Tournament.
Prior to attending the Big Time Tournament, McClure kicked off the July evaluation period at the adidas ABCD Camp. Following the Big Time, he followed the Playaz out to Hawaii to play in the Maui Invitational.
McClure is expected to attend the Five-Star Hoop Classic at Drexel University in September with the Playaz, and we will let keep you abreast on his play from that event.