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08:19 AM ET 05.14 | Philadelphia-area standout Amile Jefferson is, at long last, set to announce where he will play his college basketball. The 6-foot-8, 200-pound senior will make a commitment at 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Wynnewood school. Wednesday marks the end of the spring signing period. "The process has been long and tough, for sure," Jefferson said. "But it's time for me to make a decision. I have to do it." While North Carolina State and Duke are believed to be the finalists for his services, the two-time Inquirer Southeastern Pennsylvania player of the year said Kentucky, Ohio State, and Villanova were still in the mix.

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May 14, 2012  08:50 AM ET

This thread could have waited until tomorrow when the kid made his choice

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May 14, 2012  10:14 AM ET
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Interesting that tOSU is in the mix for this kid. I'll have to read up on him today.

He wants to be the next in line at a school with a great tradition of getting LOTS of talent and doing NOTHING with it!!

Thad Motta is the Mack Brown of CBB!!!

(Sorry...couldn't resist! :-) )

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May 14, 2012  05:57 PM ET
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Truer words never spoken, WPS, although I think Matta is gradually getting better at coaching up the nuts and bolts of the college game. The shooty hoops Bucks have had to overachieve in the meantime, however. Maybe BB9 and WAMU can elaborate on this.

Not a completely unfair comment by WPS cuz Thad has had a crapload of guys coming through the program but no titles and only 2 ff in 8 yrs. My biggest gripe with Thad is that he insists on playing 7 guys and keeping the rest on the bench. Last yr was a prime eg of his narrow mindedness in this area. We tended to get tired down the stretch. We are going to be loaded once again next yr even with Sullinger leaving early. He had guys sitting (Sam Thompson) that would be one and done studs elsewhere. I predict Amir Williams (4* Freshman who sat all yr behind Sully) will be first team all Big Ten and coupled with Ravenol and DeShaun Thomas will present one of the toughest front courts out there.

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May 14, 2012  07:55 PM ET

I have met Matta at the Spine Center on campus a couple times before when he was going in for work. Frankly, after I read about what Coach Matta has gone thru in terms of his physical disability, he is an over achiever and frankly a better role model to young athletes then most ever get a chance to have.

There are more important things in life then NCAA victories, and Matta has so much integrity and confidence, I am happy that we have him in the first place.

 
May 14, 2012  08:49 PM ET

Buckeyes!!

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