Grainger H.S. honors UT Vol Skylar McBee

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One East Tennessee county came together to honor a hometown hero on the hardwood Saturday.

Grainger High School retired the number four jersey of UT basketball star Skylar McBee. He graduated from the school in 2009.

"You can't measure his impact you know," said his former coach at Grainger, Derrick McComb.

McBee scored more than 2,300 points for the Grainger Grizzlies. He said his accomplishment was all a result of hard work.

"You just got to work hard at whatever you want to do, you got to be passionate about it, be ready to make sacrifices," McBee said.

And, at his side the whole time, was his parents, Sue and Doug.

Doug McBee was actually his assistant coach at Grainger.

"It's hard to express in words, how you feel about a son who has accomplished the things that Skylar has," he said.

But, Grainger did more than retire McBee's number Saturday. It also rose a banner in his honor as well.

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