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McClure makes history with commitment to Lamar

Lumberton sharpshooter becomes first Raider boys basketball player to go division one

LUMBERTON, Texas — For the first time in program history, Lumberton's boys basketball team has a player committed to a division one university.

The Raiders junior sharpshooter Brock McClure announced his commitment on Twitter shortly after sharing the Cardinals offer on social media.

"Man it's an honor. It's a great honor. I'm blessed to have this opportunity and you know I've worked hard for this my whole life. I dreamed to play D-1 basketball since I was a little kid. And that dream came true and I'm truly blessed."

Coach Josh Mitchell feels commitment shows what can be accomplished in Lumberton

"You know people always tell me Lumberton's never going to be a basketball school. Well this is why I came here. I wanted to prove those doubters wrong. We can develop college basketball players in this program and Brock got that train rolling. Now everybody can see that hey Lumberton can have potential and have somebody go to the next level and play basketball at Lumberton.

McClure said he likes what he sees at Lamar

"I talked to coaches, my family, my friends and they all thought it was a good idea. And you know my family lives close. I caught a couple of their games this past season and they've got a lot of potential and I feel like that I'm a great fit. So that's my main reason for choosing Lamar."

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