The Brilliant Jason McKrieth

Jason McKrieth, the multi-talented and smooth as silk forward for Schenectady High School in the late 1990s and early 2000s, was brilliant on the basketball floor.  As only a freshman, he was the sixth man and defensive stalwart for the 1998 New York State Class A Public School championship team.  His senior year, McKrieth led the Patriots to another state title and was named tournament MVP.  That year, Schenectady lost its only game in the Federation Cup, when they went up against the parochial school champions.  They finished the seaon 28-1.  While McKrieth was wearing the Schenectady High School uniform, they chalked-up a 93-8 record and won three Big-Ten titles.  Highlights of McKrieth’s career were:  Nominated for the McDonald’s All-America team;  All-Area first team two years;  He scored 1,252 career points, with 536 coming his senior year;  Named MVP of both the Jimmy V Challenge and Arthur Hilliard Tournament, and he was the runner-up for Mr. Basketball of New York state.

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