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McCrory back on the market?

Have to think that with Seton Hall firing Bobby Gonzalez on Wednesday after its debacle in the NIT on Tuesday night that KIMA forward Eugene McCrory is back on the market. McCrory committed to the Pirates last month but cannot sign a binding National Letter-of-Intent until April.

KIMA Coach Levet Brown said he had yet to talk to anyone at Seton Hall about the prospects for McCrory.

"I just got the news," Brown said. "He really liked the area, his family is there, he liked the school. Whoever they bring in, he'll look at them first, if they offer him."

McCrory had committed in mid-February after a whirlwind 48 hours. While McCrory claimed Seton Hall had offered him a scholarship this past summer, Brown said that wasn't the case and that McCrory did not have any scholarship offers until Seton Hall's. A Seton Hall assistant coach saw McCrory play on a Saturday night and invited him to visit the school's campus the next day, where a scholarship was offered and accepted, Brown said.

The hold up has been McCrory's academic resume, which he has worked hard to improve this school year, enrolling in night school at Theodore Roosevelt and taking classes online, according to Brown. McCrory did not travel with the Hawks to a tournament in Erie, Pa., this past weekend so that he could take the SAT.

McCrory has had a terrific season on the court, averaging 17.1 points and 12.4 rebounds and earning an invite to the Capital Classic main game, according to Brown. It will be interesting to see what happens from here.

McCrory will play Saturday with KIMA in a 2 p.m. game in the Washington Independent Schools Elite 8 tournament at Model, then plans to travel to Hagerstown, Md., for a 6:30 p.m. all-star game there.

By Josh Barr  | March 17, 2010; 2:11 PM ET
Categories:  Basketball, Eugene McCrory, KIMA, Seton Hall  
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