Local hoops hero Gerry McNamara stood in a crowd at Coatsville High School in Pennsylvania surrounded by fans who had caught wind of his legend.
In every direction he looked, pens and papers clamored for attention. Everyone wanted his autograph.
Overwhelmed, McNamara paused to reflect on what this meant. He had stepped into a realm generally reserved for superstar athletes.
And while McNamara isn’t quite there yet, averaging 24 points his senior season certainly warrants notice.
“We were down in Lehigh Valley for a tournament,” McNamara recalled. “I was playing against John Allen, who now plays with Seton Hall, and before the game we were signing autographs for kids. There isn’t a greater feeling than it.”