For someone who was supposed to be finished, King McClure’s senior season for the Baylor Bears is turning out to be quite an attraction.
The 6-foot-3, 215 senior guard is averaging 9.5 points, 5.1 rebounds and 2.2 assists for the Bears, decent numbers made more remarkable considering McClure was told his hoops career was over in 2015 after he was diagnosed with a heart ailment that required surgery.
Three months after the procedure, McClure was back on the hardwood, cutting and slashing his way to the basket like nothing had happened, according to the school’s website.
Known for his strong and physical style, MClure has improved his numbers in every season at Baylor. At 19-9, the Bears currently sit in third place in the Big 12 and appear almost a lock for the NCAA tournament later this month.
The Triple A Academy grad from Dallas played varsity basketball all four seasons, netting a school-record 2,737 points on the way to being named a three-time All-State selection and being judged a top 5 area recruit as a senior.