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2015 PG/SG King McClure commits to Baylor over Kansas, Arkansas, and SMU

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Scott Drew and Baylor Basketball reeled in their first commitment of the 2015 class this morning in top-40 national recruit King McClure.

TO THE TOP WE GO.
TO THE TOP WE GO.
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Just months after wrapping up a 2014 class that included no top-100 recruits for the first time in several years, Scott Drew and his Baylor coaches took advantage of last year's run in a big way with the commitment of 2015 PG/SG King McClure of Triple A Academy in Dallas.  McClure also plays for the Texas Titans in the AAU circuit, home to such luminaries in the minds of Baylor fans as Soso Jamabo (more known for his football prowess), SF D.J. Hogg, and SF/PF Mickey Mitchell, among others.  Besides the obvious benefit of having an elite national scorer in McClure himself, Baylor got a pivotal recruit to begin its 2015 class for the connections he has to other recruits.  This is a big one.

Vital Statistics:

Height/Weight: 6-3, 200 lbs
School: Triple A Academy (Dallas, TX)
Rankings: 247Sports Composite: 40, 247Sports: 19, Rivals: 37, Scout: 4*, #10 PG, ESPN: 59
Major Offers: Kansas, Arkansas, UCLA, SMU, numerous others

It's hard to stress how important of a recruit this is for Baylor going forward.  Though we already had a 2016 commitment in SG/SF Mark Vital out of Lake Charles, LA, we didn't have anything for the 2015 class.  We've also struggled recruiting HS point guards outside of Allerik Freeman, who might actually also be a 2.  Baylor needed a good start to the 2015 class, and they got it.  McClure is an elite national scorer that has averaged over 20 points per game for each of his first three high school seasons.

Just a bit from twitter about Baylor's newest commitment:

Love you, Fran.

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