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Report: Scott down to Canes-UConn

With the early signing period set to begin Wednesday for sports other than football, the future will begin panning out for the Canes basketball and baseball teams. No name will be bigger to follow for Frank Haith's team than New York City two-guard Durand Scott.

Durand_scottThe 6-4, 180-pound wing is rated the 41st-ranked player in the nation by Rivals.com and 27th best overall by Scout.com. And according to a published report Monday, Scott is now apparently down to choosing between the Hurricanes and the second-ranked Connecticut Huskies. UConn freshman Kemba Walker, Scott’s high school teammate, told the Journal-Inquirer.com he has been working on Scott to come to UConn. "I think it’s down to us and Miami," Walker said Sunday, "but he hasn’t told me which way he’s leaning. I really hope he wants to come here, but it’s his decision."

Scott, who apparently has trimmed Pittsburgh out of his final list, would be a huge get for the Canes. UM  already has three oral commitments for its 2009 class and still has hopes (albeit slim) of landing the nation's No. 1 recruit, North Carolina point guard John Wall. But if Wall doesn't pick UM, Scott would be the headliner to a stellar class. With Jack McClinton and Lance Hurdle out the door after this season and second-leading scorer James Dews entering his junior season, the Canes are obviously in search of talented guards for the future. So far, it looks like that future is pretty bright.

The 2009 Point guard spot looks like it will become a battle between either Lisandro Ruiz-Moreno of South Kent Prep ('09 commitment), current sophomore Edwin Rios or Villanova transfer Malcolm Grant. The shooting guard position would then go to Dews, Scott or North Carolina's top public school player, 6-5, 180-pound 2009 commitment Garrius Adams (No. 20 SG by Scout.com). The wing would be manned by current freshman and 6-6, 200-pound slasher DeQuan Jones. That's a pretty sick team.

Look for some updates tomorrow on the recruiting front in basketball and baseball.


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I don't if its the same article you are quoting but an excerpt form an article posted on Scout.com also quoted walker of saying he isn't doing a good job of recruiting Scott. Thing that may be a sign??? Hopefully it is.

Keep bringing the 411 Navarro!

Manny..I hope you know that Shandel, beat Mike Bibby.....

The ('09) wing would be manned by current freshman and 6-6, 200-pound slasher Durand Scott. That's a pretty sick team.
-- manny navarro

you meant DeQuan Jones ...


What's up Durand and John. Come on down to the "U" and be apart of something special. Can't wait for the season to start. Ooh as always have "Faith In Haith".

Good stuff Manny.

Hopefully Scott picks us.

Just grabbing a NYC kid and beating out Pitt and UCONN would make my day.

The ('09) wing would be manned by current freshman and 6-6, 200-pound slasher Durand Scott. That's a pretty sick team.
-- manny navarro you meant DeQuan Jones ... FREUDIAN SLIP Posted by: green | November 11, 2008 at 09:22 PM

Thanks for catching that Green. Got it fixed now.

Hi Manny,

Huge fan of your coverage in particular the High School Countdown. You guys need to start playing music in the beginning and end though, it was a nice touch.

Your new writer Mike Philips is positively caustic. I'm a Raider but found the Miramar-STA article almost offensive (http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/high-schools/broward/story/767235.html). I had sent him an email before, possibly regarding the STA-DB article to which he didn't respond. Therefore, I bring it to your attention here. It doesn't paint both teams in a respectful light commensurate with the ideals of high school athletics. Moreover, it doesn't help our cause for the national championship to virtually denigrate the potential efforts of one of the best teams in South Florida. That said, I do hope STA dominates. STA All the Way!


That's incredible news! The names that have us on their final lists are getting better and better. If we have another good season this year, the sky is the limit for us. Why winter in Connecticut when you can be in South Beach?

Haith is the man. He and Shannon may be the best recruiting tandem in the country. Here's hoping Shannon is as good a coach as Haith is. All signs are positive there as well.

Get off haiths bandwagon. If you go back the last few years he has lost more games then he has won coaching. He is continually outcoached in the ACC and it was evident in their loss to Texas in the NCAA's as well. He is a decent coach but he is not a savior by any means.

Ufan, you sound like a no-Ufan to me, how do you say going from a losing record to 23 wins is nothing short of miraculous?? Continually outcoached? Ask Coach K if he outcoached Haith! Moron/Mole/Idiot! Haith may not be the best X/O guy but damn he has done a hell of a job winning and more so recruiting. Good times ahead fellas.

Hey Manny, what was the reason for J.Harris only playing a series against V.Tech?

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