Sports Round-Up March 13

Doug and Brandon Paider, senior varsity baseball players at Msgr. McClancy H.S., East Elmhurst, have committed to play in college. Doug will be attending St. Joseph’s College Brooklyn, Clinton Hill, and Brandon will head to The City College of New York, Manhattan.

Garry Munro, a senior track runner at St. John’s Prep, Astoria, has committed to run in college at the University at Albany, N.Y.

Did You Know?

Many local basketball aficionados know the name Brendan Malone, whose Catholic Youth Organization roots tie him to Most Precious Blood, Astoria. But did you know that he once coached the great LeBron James?

Malone was an assistant coach for several NBA organizations before latching on with the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2004-2005 – James’ second season as a pro. That year, James earned his first of 17 All-Star appearances and was named to the All-NBA Second Team.

Malone’s son Mike is the current head coach of the Denver Nuggets.