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.
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:
King McClure committed to Baylor this morning. Top-40 prospect. Power wing.— Jeff Borzello (@jeffborzello) April 29, 2014
ESPN Top 60 King McClure picks Baylor. Great fit. Been on him since Day One. Good for Bears and helps @Big12Conference keep Texas kid home.— Fran Fraschilla (@franfraschilla) April 29, 2014
Love you, Fran.
Strong pickup for Baylor in 2015 SG King McClure - their 1st pledge in the class. He is a pure scorer & has many similarities to Ben Gordon.— Alex Kline (@TheRecruitScoop) April 29, 2014
King McClure on who was second to #Baylor: "#SMU definitely. Larry Brown is one of the greatest of all-time. It was just a little too close"— Omar Majzoub (@OmarMaz34) April 29, 2014
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