According to a report on philly.com, Upper Marlboro (MD) big man Maurice Sutton will attend Villanova. This is not surprising, as IU picked up Tijan Jobe yesterday and are pursuing Emmanuel Negedu as well for 2008.
Sutton was also considering Seton Hall. He’s not among the top 150 players in the 2008 class on Rivals.com and was considered a project by many scouts I’ve talked with.
Update: Here’s what Sutton had to say about choosing Villanova.
“It came down to what God said, what God said goes. When I went to Villanova for a visit, it just felt right. I just felt comfortable with coach [Jay] Wright . . . Everything, his personality, just the way he came in, he’s just so honest. I know his track record. There is something about him I really like. I can really say that I’m going to love having him coach me for how ever many years I’m there. I’ve seen what they have done in the tournament the last few years. I would love to be part of that.”
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