It was a big weekend for Mike Brey and the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame. The Irish won a big basketball game against Pittsburgh and also had on campus 6-6, 200 pound small forward Dave McClure of Trinity Catholic H.S. in Stamford, Conn.
It wasn't long ago McClure told Rivalshoops.com that Notre Dame had emerged as the early leader in his recruiting process. He has many offers already --
Notre Dame, N.C. State, Florida State, Seton Hall and Villanova.
His early top six included Notre Dame, N.C. State, Duke, UConn, Pittsburgh and Villanova, but some of those programs have yet to offer. McClure, who hails from Ridgefield, Conn., has also taken unofficial visits to Notre Dame, Villanova and UConn.
McClure's family told us he had a very good visit but had not yet made a decision on his recruiting process. McClure plays primarily in the paint for Trinity Catholic, where he averaged 17 points, 12 rebounds, three assists, two steals and two blocks per contest as a sophomore in 2001-2002.
Playing his more natural position of small forward or swingman, McClure shined this past summer and fall for Jimmy Salmon's Playaz basketball program. He helped the Playaz capture the crown at the prestigious Charlie Weber Tournament last October.
McClure is a very well rounded basketball player who has great natural instincts for rebounding the ball. He is an alert passer and boasts a solid midrange shooting stroke.