UPDATE: As Mike (Twitter) and Furban8 (comments) mentioned, Polee will visit Oregon before deciding. The Ducks have evidently settled on Dana Altman as their coach and he's hot for Polee too. If you're on Scout, Fletcher Page has been right about a lot with this kid (including the likelihood that he would delay his decision), which isn't an easy task. Especially since this kid's recruitment changes as quickly as his first step off the hardwood. So stay tuned. We may be labeled a longshot, but we're a longshot that has recruited him extremely hard, well.
Dwayne Polee is set to make his decision tonight. This is the guy that Coach Mark Fox has recruited the hardest, racking up frequent flyer miles by the thousands between ATL and LAX.
The number of schools still in contention is still a little vague. Polee dropped UTEP, which is the program I once considered Fox's greatest challenge. Floyd began recruiting Polee when he was still writing checks at USC. Now it is down to UGA, St. John's, UNLV and Oregon.
Unless...you believe this post at ZagsBlog.
Dwayne Polee, a 6-foot-7 forward out of Los Angeles (Calif.) Westchester, will announce his college choice at halftime of Saturday’s Collision all-star game at El Camino College.
“St. John’s and UGA,” Polee wrote Thursday in a text, referring to his final two choices of St. John’s and Georgia.
Steve Lavin is a hell of a recruiter and was out visiting Polee as recently as Wednesday I believe. But he's also the last guy to the table and Fox has made no mistakes with the Polee family, who have gone on record effusing praise upon Fox, Athens and the UGA basketball program overall.
Can Mark Fox grab a high profile recruit such as Polee from the left coast in just his second season?
Regardless, it seems as though Polee is heading east. It's just a matter of where. The game tonight starts at 6:30pm out west. So I'm thinking we'll know something around the time I'm on my fourth bourbon.