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McCrory is Making Coaches Notice






Ron Bailey, Publisher

Senior Paul VI transfer is carving out a name for himself at KIMA.


October 30, 2009 – Last month this writer was able to run into Eugene McCrory, the 6’6”, 220 pound senior power forward at KIMA Charter School in Washington, DC. It would seem that despite transferring from Paul VI this year, McCrory is a known entity on the recruiting circuit. Both KIMA and his travel team club, Team Takeover, and of course the young man’s development, can be credited.

“He’s undersized for his position, but plays really had” said Stan ‘Nu-Nu’ Childs recently, when asked about McCrory. Childs, who has coached youth basketball for a number of years, when asked to define Eugene’s skill set, said the kid has “Drop steps, left hand, right hand, everything. He goes and gets rebounds…rebounds out of his area. Great kid. Great teammate. Reminds me of (Chris, a freshman at Charlotte) Braswell during his senior year, in that he takes a lot of charges”.

Eugene McCrory

Eugene, when seen, re-affirmed what has been said of him; college coaches are taking notice, as the likes of “Tulsa, Tulane, Temple, Fairfield, Jacksonville” like him, along with Drexel - Georgetown and Oklahoma State have shown fledgling interest. Fairfield and Jacksonville have think enough of him to tender scholarship offers.

Word has also been McCrory’s stature has risen as schools initially travelled to KIMA to scout Jonathan Aldredge, a 6’9”, multi-skilled forward that recently committed to George Mason, they’ve been impressed with Eugene’s play. Childs is not surprised, as he noted “When he’s in shape, he outplays a lot of people… When we didn’t have him for some tournaments, it showed. When we had him, we were right in the thick of things”.

McCrory has enjoyed the move to KIMA and resultant chance to play with Aldredge: After responding “Excellent” to how things were going at KIMA, he supplied “Me and Jonathan are both versatile”.

That versatility should have Eugene McCrory playing Division I basketball next year.



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