Be a solid basketball player and they will come. "They" being college basketball assistants and head coaches. This has been a normal situation for David McClure, a 6-5, 175 pound small forward from Trinity Catholic H.S. in Stamford, Connecticut. College assistants and head coaches have streamed by his school since the contact period began. And it's likely he will continue to have visitors until the last day of contact -- October 5th.
McClure 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. Connecticut is the latest school to show their love to McClure. The hometown school obviously likes McClure and would love to keep him home. However, there is going to be some stiff competition for David's skills. The reasons?
Well, McClure is a very sound overall basketball player who can play both inside and out. What impressed RivalsHoops.com over the past couple of months is 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. 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.