Thursday, January 28, 2010

Utah State linked to a California high schooler

It's uncertain as to the degree of interest -- make that mutual interest -- but San Ramon Valley High (CA) backcourter Chris McNealy was just linked to Utah State, among a few other teams.

...They certainly have all the pieces, starting with John Raynor, one of the Bay Area's most respected coaches, who led the Wolves to back-to-back NorCal titles in 1991 and 1992 and mentored such well-known athletes as major-league outfielder Randy Winn, former NBA forward Mark Madsen and current St. Mary's College center Omar Samhan.

As an assistant at San Jose State in the early '80s, he also coached McNealy's father, Chris Sr., who played three seasons with the Knicks. Raynor said the younger McNealy, a 6-foot-3 guard, has many of the same traits as his dad - quickness, a strong penetrator and a good defender - though he is 4 inches shorter.

McNealy, the team's leading scorer at 15 points per game, has an offer from St. Mary's but is also considering Santa Clara, Boston College, Utah State and Portland...

Go here for the complete article.

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