Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Like a Hurricane

UConn lost out on a good one today when 6-4 shooting guard Durand Scott announced he'll be heading down to the University of Miami for the next four years.

Scott, a former teammate of current UConn freshman Kemba Walker at Manhattan's Rice High, is also tight with Miami guard Malcolm Grant and associate head coach Jorge Fernandez. He had whittled his choices down to three schools -- Miami, UConn and Pittsburgh -- and said his decision eventually came down to "comfortability," and that he knew Miami was the place for him after making a visit to Coral Gables.

UConn fans: You win some, you lose some. Yes, UConn is a far more established program, with national titles and plenty of current NBAers on its resume. But this is an 18-year-old simply making a decision he feels most comfortable with. Fifteen, 20 years ago, far more established programs lost recruits to UConn, too. It happens.

And hey, can you blame a kid for wanting to spend his next four winters down in sunny Miami?


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