May 31, 2006

Lauderdale to decide

In somewhat of a surprise move, the Dallas Lauderdale saga is expected to end this afternoon as the four-star big man is set to announce his collegiate decision at 4 p.m.

The 6-foot-9, 230-pound class of 2007 standout has narrowed his choice down to three schools, but one program has always been atop his list? Will Lauderdale commit to Ohio State as many assume, or do the Orange have a shot at shocking the recruiting world?

The impending departure of senior big men Demetris Nichols, Terrence Roberts and Darryl Watkins, combined with the recruiting emphasis on smaller players, has left somewhat of a hole in the middle for Jim Boeheim's bunch over the next four years.

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