I caught up with 2011 G 6’3″ Eric “Quick” McClellan of Austin High for this edition of D1 Nation Real Talk.
What’s been your “Sports Center” moment?
At a tournament in Phoenix with the Texas D1 Ambassadors and my main man, Coach Max:-) I went baseline on a defender and dunked on him to send the game into overtime.
What college or NBA player do you model your game after?
Derrick Rose & Jon Wall
What are the top 5 colleges recruiting you hardest?
TCU, SMU, Creighton, Western Illinois & Central Connecticut State
List the top 6 players in Austin/San Antonio right now.
Deon Mitchell, Jake Kocher, Jordan Roach, Josiah Monroe, Karim York & Me
If you won a $1,000,000 what would you do with it?
I’d save & invest, then give most of it to charities around the world.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Earning my degree and hopefully still playing basketball
McClellan is an explosive big guard. He’s closing in on 6’4″. In the halfcourt game he’s a better lateral ballhandler than he is north-south but in transition he’s deadly. He’s got good court vision and is deadly, finishing way above the rim. Somewhat of a late bloomer, he’ll be a steal for a Southland school or any other mid major. I fully expect him to have a great senior season which will will see his stock soar.-Coach Max Ivany