During the 1968-69 season Dennis McIntyre became the first player at McClancy H.S. to break the 1000 point mark. He closed out his career with 1200 points to make him the all time leading scorer in McClancy history. He averaged 27 points per game his senior year. (There was no three point shot back then) Dennis played three years on the varsity basketball team, one year under Jack Bergin his sophomore year and 2 years under George Bruns. The varsity was 23-17 over Dennis McIntyre’s junior and senior year. He was co-captain of the team as a senior along with Richard Diamond and the team made it to the city playoffs losing to Archbishop Molloy.
Dennis scored 62 points in a tournament game in Albany, New York and was the high scorer in the tournament with 132 in 3 games. The Crusaders won the tournament. He also scored 52 points in his career against Bishop Reilly HS.
He was 1st Team Queens Long Island Press, Daily News and the Tablet. He was 2nd Team overall New York City by the Daily News and the New York Post. Dennis, a good athlete, also played baseball here at McClancy for three years. He comes from a great family background as his two brothers, Kenny and Bobby, both played at St. John’s University.
He played two years at Nassau Community College and was 12 points short of the season scoring record. He then played for three years at St. John’s University. After graduating college, Dennis played professional basketball in Europe. During the 1980s, he worked as a detective for Pinkerton Security. Dennis is an avid traveler; he has visited Australia, Fiji, and New Zealand. Dennis is now “semi” retired and lives in Gulfport, Mississippi.