A legend before his time, he came to Cleveland to enroll at Cleveland State University with a storied reputation as a New York basketball wonder who had bypassed his high school team to make a name in AAU and playground circles. Nothing he did in a Viking uniform diminished his stature. As a freshman in 1985-86, h, and he quickly became an integral part of the best team in school history, one which built a 27-3 mark to win its first-ever berth in the NCAA Tournament, then captured they cityâ€™s hearts by upsetting Indiana and St. Josephâ€™s to advance to the Sweet 16 before suffering a heart-breaking 71-70 loss to David Robinson-led Navy. When his college career ended three seasons later, he was the holder of CSUâ€™s career records for points scored (2,256), assists (463), and free throws attempted and made (761-597) and was second in six other career categories. He had also established single season marks in five categories, been named the Vikingsâ€™ Most Valuable Player in three seasons and earned all-conference honors for each of his four years and All-American designated three times. He was voted into the CSU Athletic Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility after a five-year stint in the professional ranks when he returned to CSU to complete work for his degree. He now serves as the â€œMouseâ€ McFadden to make his job easier. He makes his home in Euclid.