Mike White | 8:35 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2008
One of the best point guards in WPIAL basketball has decided on a college.
Chris Klimchock, a senior at Greensburg Salem High School, made a verbal commitment today to Edinboro, a Division II school. Klimchock received a scholarship.
Klimchock might have been recruited by some Division I schools if he were taller. He is only 5 feet 9. But as far as a point guard on the high school level, they don't get much better than him. He's been a starter since his freshman year and last year averaged 15 points a game in helping Greensburg Salem reach the WPIAL semifinals. He has good quickness and terrific point guard instincts.
"He's very happy with this choice," said Rick Klimchock, Chris' father, who also coached his son in AAU basketball. "Edinboro plays a high brand of basketball. The coaches there feel like the top level teams in their conference might be at the same level as some of the low Division I schools."
The NCAA's week-long early signing period for basketball begins next week. The only WPIAL player expected to sign with a Division I school is McKeesport 7-footer Zeke Marshall.