Greg McCleary had just finished an OK, but nothing special junior basketball season at West Catholic High when coach Bill Ludlow sat him down for an evaluation.
"Coach Ludlow said he thought I could become a Patriot League or Ivy League player," McCleary said. "Was I surprised? Well, what I thought was that coach Ludlow knows basketball pretty well, so it must be possible."
McCleary, a 6-5 forward for the Burrs' Catholic League runners-up, announced last night that he had made an oral commitment to Lafayette, the Patriot champ and NCAA Tournament participant, that is coached by former Penn assistant Fran O'Hanlon.