McClure Ready To Make It Official

Though he ended his college recruitment during his last high school season, Trinity Catholic small forward David McClure has yet to take the steps necessary to solidify his place at Duke University. On Thursday he'll get that chance when he signs his national letter of intent. <I></I> had a chance to catch up with him Tuesday night for an update.

"It's exciting to finally be making it official," said McClure. "I've been reading through the entire package off an on; not understanding half of it, just the important parts of it. They've sent me three different copies of the letter in the package they sent, so I'll send them back this week."

Once he signs and returns the proper forms, McClure will finally be officially set to attend Duke next year. In preparation he's been undertaking a personal workout routine that includes lifting four to five times per week off the floor, and working on his perimeter jumper on it.

"I know that being a Duke recruit I am going to get everyone's best shot this year. It started last seasons, and it'll probably just go to the next extreme this season. I'm working to make sure I am ready for it."

So far so good for McClure and Trinity Catholic in the annual fall league where TC is a perfect 10-0 with McClure operating as the team's go-to-guy. So far he's shown a much improved perimeter game, though he's not afraid to battle in the paint either.

"I am working on scoring in a variety of ways: If the outside shot is there I will take it, but if I feel like I've got an advantage inside or off the dribble I want to take that too. That's what Coach K wants me to do."

Aside from McClure, fellow commits DeMarcus Nelson and Shaun Livingston are also expected to sign this week. Having already forged a relationship with Nelson, McClure says he's anxious to get to know his newest teammate as well.

"I haven't talked to Shaun yet, but I have talked to Coach K about him. Coach is really excited about our class. He was telling me how much he's looking forward to coaching us over the next few years because we're all so versatile."

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