January 5, 2009

McClellan a top talent in 2011

In Texas basketball circles, the class of 2011 has been known for some time now as potentially one of the best and deepest classes to come through Texas in a long time, maybe ever. Houston Bellaire sophomore guard Sheldon McClellan is one of those that is near the top of the class.

At the Whataburger tournament at the H.G. Thomas Coliseum in Birdville, McClellan proved that he belongs among the elite of his class.

McClellan's gem of the tournament was a 19-point performance in a 71-68 quarterfinal win over Plano West where he hit four three-pointers and showcased solid ball-handling skills and defensive play that could easily translate the 6-foot-4, 170-pound as a shooting guard or a wing in college.

Holding a 69-68 lead, McClellan was fouled and went to the free throw line where he iced the game with two easily-made free throws. Bellaire was so confident in him making his shots that the Cardinals didn't put anyone in the paint for a potential rebound in a one-possession game with under 30 seconds remaining.

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