His goal, he said, always was to become a Division I basketball player one day.

Dream accomplished for Dallastown High's Four McGlynn.

The YAIAA's leading scorer last year -- the kid on-line to become Dallastown's all-time leading scorer this winter -- gave a verbal commitment on Tuesday night to play for the University of Vermont.

Last year, McGlynn, led the league by averaging 22.9 points per game, topping the 30-point plateau four times. He heads into his senior season with about 1,200 career points, trailing all-time leading Wildcat scorer Bill Rutecki (Class of 1976), who had 1,616.

"When I went up to visit the campus (in May) it was just incredible," McGlynn said. "It's a place I definitely think I can play right away. It's in a good area. It's a good school.

"The campus isn't too big. And the people around it really support the basketball team and the school."

The Catamounts finished 25-10 last season in the America East Conference.

McGlynn, a 6-foot-1 point guard with a big scoring touch, also was being recruited heavily by the likes of Bucknell, Cornell, Boston University and Delaware.

Bigger basketball schools such as Boston College, Seton Hall and Pitt had been calling lately but had not presented scholarship offers yet.
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