Boys' basketball: Decision soon for Dwayne Polee Jr.
May 3, 2010 | 8:49 am
Dwayne Polee Jr., the City Section player of the year from Westchester, should finalize his college choice no later than early next week, his father, Dwayne Sr., said Monday.
My $0.02: It looks like the world will finally
be blessed tohear of this decision a week from now. I'm sure they'll throw a major media press conference for this "sacred" event.
Ten Players Facing Tough Draft Decisions
UTEP C Arnett Moultrie
BUZZ: Moultrie really didn't show that much improvement this season. He's athletic and can run all day, but he has been far from dominant for the Miners. Transfer Derrick Caracter was featured more in the Miners' offense this season, and Caracter's presence also meant Moultrie's rebound total went down. If he stays in school, he and fellow Memphis native Randy Culpepper will give the Miners a nice inside-outside combination. But he has to weigh his potential improvement against possibly being a late first-round selection. Moultrie would be drafted on potential, not production. Some teams like his athletic ability and see a guy who could be a solid role player on both ends of the court. Others see a lack of bulk and wonder whether he would wash out in a few seasons. If he stays in school, you can bet new UTEP coach Tim Floyd will improve his defensive intensity.
Friday presser preview (reported by MI)
Like I’ve said before with the coach, recruit, coach, recruit pattern; you’re expecting UTEP to announce a coach on Friday correct? Well it looks like there will be a recruit to announce from what we’re gathering.
Recruiting talent was one of the bullet points that Small said would help the current squad make a larger run in the NCAA Tournament because it would give them more depth. That’s a good thing to hear with the departures of Derrick Caracter and Eric Moreland.
DanWolken Hearing from multiple sources that Rashanti Harris is UTEP-bound. This is a package deal. Look for it to be tied to a hire on Floyd's staff
RT @JustinDYoung: @DanWolken yep, William Small was hired at UTEP. He was the lead recruiter in Harris's deal.
"My understanding is that everyone is coming back. Yeah, Derrick Caracter is leaving, but that shouldn't stop us from accomplishing what we want to accomplish, but from my understanding, everybody is coming back." When asked if he expects Arnette Moultrie to return, Randy said, "Most Definitely."
I don't think they're taking a major chance based on the sources that I've talked to that said basically that UTEP officials are confident that Tim Floyd is not going to get singled out on that Committee on Infractions Report from USC... Even if Floyd is singled out in the CUI it doesn't mean that UTEP can't hire him.... For UTEP this is a big, big deal to get a big-time coach.