I am a Fremont High School basketball fan and I believe Corey Melaney is a very good coach and I think his dad, Brian, is a great mayor of West Haven. I am very good friends with his granddad, Dar Belnap. I also believe Brock Smith is a fine basketball player, but when Coach Melaney makes a statement in a local newspaper, not as an opinion, but as a fact, that Brock smith is the greatest basketball player that every roamed the halls of Fremont High School, he is way out of bounds. He didn't say one of the best, but the very best.I am a fan of Brock Smith because of his hustle and toughness, but Jared Jensen beat him in every category, scoring, rebounding, blocked shots and every other big-man statistic.
I believe Coach Melaney owes Jared Jensen an apology for making such a brash statement. Jensen was declared "Mr. Basketball" in the state of Utah when he was a Fremont senior and Smith never even came close.
Corey Melaney never coached Jared Jensen and he has never coached any player with Jensen's talent.
Ed Venstra Hooper