I had the privelege to coach York at the Minnesota Pump N Run Tournament, held this past July in Minneapolis. In addition to his basketball skills I was struck by him being a nice kid who also had focus on his academics. SMU, Texas Tech, & Northeastern were just some of the many schools recruiting York.
Congratulations to Del Valle’s Karim York & his Family. Karimm committed to play for Santa Clara in the West Coast Conference. The 2011 versatile 3/4 man is close to 6’8″. He’s skilled enough to punish bigger defenders if they attempt to guard him on the perimeter or can score with nifty post moves and touch down low when confronted with a bigger defender. York reminds me in many ways of former Del Valle & New Mexico star A.J. Hardeman. This includes his athleticism and ability to block and alter shots with their long frames.
2011 Karim York of Del Valle (shown below with the Texas D1 Ambassadors)