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Durand Scott chooses Canes

The University of Miami men's basketball program reportedly landed one of the top players in the country moments ago when Durand Scott, a 6-4 shooting guard from Manhattan Rice, N.Y. announced on SNY.TV he was picking Miami over Connecticut and Pittsburgh.

Durand_scottIt's a huge get for the Hurricanes, who announced the signing of two other players at the start of the early signing period last week. Scott is rated the 43rd-best overall player in the country by ESPN.com and a four-star recruit by Rivals.com. Scott has a close friend at Miami in Villanova transfer Malcolm Grant, also from New York. He also reportedly built a strong relationship with UM assistant Jorge Fernandez.

"I made my decision because of comfortability, just the type of person I am and where I believe I best fit," Scott said SNY.TV "When I took my visit to Miami, I knew it was the place I wanted to be. But I didn't want to tell everybody. I wanted to weigh my options.

"Everything there is great, basketball wise and academic wise. I love them. They've sparked my interest. They also made me feel welcome. They have [Malcolm Grant] who is there also. It's not like I'm going to be meeting a bunch of people that I don't already know. I'm familiar with some people there."

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Way to go Coach Haith! The U is on a roll lately. Let's hope this good karma carries through tomorrow evening.

GO CANES!!!

Otro tremendo negron.

Haith is the man.

Awesome! Glad to hear that we are attracting attention from top rated recruits.

Where are all the fire haith.com people now?
Give these coaches time to prove what they can do. Way to go coach Haith. All the Randy haters will disappear in time too...

big get. hopefully when he arrives on campus it will be hard for him to find minutes though cause the current guys are playing that good.

going to be a great year and next few years to be a Cane fan.

John Wall next

JOHN WALL NEXT ON THE CLOCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

BRANDON KNIGHT NEXT 2010!!!!!

Wow,

I must admit that I am really surprised, but incredibly excited.

Frank Haith continues to impress, and I worry a little about a major school taking him away. Lets hope the admin takes care of him.

Great job as always, Manny. GREAT job Coach Haith and staff. Welcome to the family, Durand. Go Canes!

Now go out to the games people! BankUnited should not be so empty anymore. Tickets are easy and cheap, and the arena is spotless with a great view of the court!

Awesome get, even more impressive that we took him out of NYC and he chose us over Uconn and other big-name programs.

Haith is putting us on the map! This program has a very bright future.

resign frank haith now!!!!!!!!!!!

"How To Recruit" by Frank Haith.
Its time to start talking extension and raise with Mr. Haith.
Durand Scott is a huge pick-up for the canes
This could be the line up in the next few years...
PG Malcom Grant / Rios
SG Durand Scott/
SF Daquan Jones / Garrius Adams
PF Donavan Kirk /
C Julian Gamble / Reggie Johnson
All of these players will be either Freshman or Sophmores next season (except Rios). Wow. Way to recruit .

damn miami is gonna be raw next year...i hope the university of miami doesnt change into a basketball school before football that would be heartbreaking for me

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