POUGHKEEPSIE – Marist head men’s basketball coach Jeff Bower has announced the signing of Connor McClenaghan to a National Letter of Intent.

McClenaghan will enter Marist as a true freshman for the 2014-15 season. He becomes the fifth incoming freshman who will join the Red Foxes next season. R.J. Coil and K.J. Lee committed in November, and they were joined by Obi Momah and James Griffin earlier in April.

Connor McClenaghan – Forward / Center – 6-9 / 215 – Carrollton, Texas / Hebron

McClenaghan comes to Marist after being selected All-District 5-5A in each of the last two seasons. He comes from a successful high school program which amassed a 34-game winning streak, achieved a top-10 national ranking, and went 36-3 overall in the 2012-13 season. This past season, Hebron won its district championship and appeared in the state regional tournament for the second straight year, and earned a top-15 state ranking.

McClenaghan averaged 9.6 points and 6.3 rebounds while shooting 56 percent from the field this past season for Hebron. He led the team in field-goal percentage and blocked shots. A versatile post who anchored his team’s inside play but is also skilled away from the basket, McClenaghan’s nickname is “Big Country.”

Bower on McClenaghan: “Connor will bring a variety of skills to our front line next year, and will complement our other members of the class. He has an ability to play facing the basket as well as in the paint, and is also effective running the floor. We are excited to add him to a recruiting class that we think is very versatile, driven and has the qualities we feel are important to succeed at Marist College.”