Cupertino, Sunnyvale: McIntyre takes hoop teams to the Next Level - San Jose Mercury News

Kyle McIntyre was not a dominant basketball player during his years at Fremont High, or even at Columbia Middle School before that. Dedication and hard work helped McIntyre overcome the challenge of being shorter than most of his opponents, lifted him to all-league status as a Fremont senior in 2009 and propelled him to the next level and beyond--two seasons of junior college... Now McIntyre, barely age 24, is the dedicated director of Next Level Basketball, an organization he started two years ago to help aspiring Sunnyvale area teenagers grow as basketball players and citizens. "This is extremely close to my heart, because many of the players are from the schools I played for not long ago" said McIntyre, whose leadership has been key to Next Level's growth in size and stature. In just three seasons the organization has grown from one team to four, with a combined record of 185-41. The first team formed was the varsity boys (18U), which is 75-8 over three seasons. A girls JV (16U) squad was added this year, and what a season it was. In the same month, the 14U squad capped a 29-9 season by capturing bronze medals at the California State Games Junior Olympics in San Diego. "The girls were amazing," said McIntyre, who coaches the teams along with Trin Van Scyoc. Source: