Tom, Coon Rapids, MN
Subj: What might have been
Hey Ryan, I’m a huge Kevin McHale fan from way back. Is it true that he almost didn’t end up playing basketball?
That’s correct Tom. Like most Minnesota boys McHale dreamed of lacing up his skates for the North Stars. He might have too, were it not for a tremendous growth spurt during high school. Over a four year span the Hibbing High star morphed from a diminutive 5’9” freshman to a towering 6’11” senior. His rapid height gain was all the more surprising given that both of his parents were under 6’0” feet tall.