Wednesday evening one of the greatest basketball players from Dorchester was honored for his outstanding career on the hardwood. He was also recognized for his special contributions to the youth of Boston and society in general.
Al McClain,a former Four Corners resident and All Scholastic guard at Hyde Park High School was honored by New Mission High School before it's it's inaugral basketball contest at it's new home. The "Titan Colasssium" as it's now known to some, is located in the former home of Hyde Park High School on Metropolitan Avenue. This past September the building opened it's doors and welcomed students from not only New Mission High ,but BCLA students as well.
Mr. McClain is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire ("84") where he currently holds the school record for most points scored and is also 2nd all time in assists. He was also drafted in the 5th round of the 1984 NBA Draft by the Houston Rockets.
Off the court ,Mr. McClain has been a very valuable and hardworking mentor to thousands of city youths.
Son of Codman Square was very proud to have been in attendance as a local legend was given his long-deserved salute. In the very near future, a banner will be raised at the gym in honor of Mr. McClain and his exceptional career.
Special thanks to New Mission boys basketball coach and athletic director, Cory McCarthy and his staff for putting together this wonderful event.