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Rice guard Durand Scott will take an official visit to Miami this weekend, and after that his visits schedule is up in the air.
“He is going to Miami and we’ll see what happens after the visit,” Dwayne Mitchell, Scott’s coach with the Gauchos AAU program, wrote in a text message.
The 6-foot-4, 180-pound Scott, the No. 9 shooting guard in the Class of 2009, has already visited Pitt and UConn and had initially planned to see UCLA, Tennessee and Miami in successive weekends in October. But he skipped the UCLA and Tennessee visits the last two weeks to play in the is8 playoffs where the Gauchos lost in the semis to the Playaz Seniors, the eventual champions.
Some have suggested that Miami is the favorite to land Scott, but he insists he has no leader right now.
“I have no favorite, no favorite at all,” he wrote in a text.
After the Miami visit, Scott could opt to see Tennessee and/or UCLA, or he could shut it down and decide based on what he already knows at that point.
Scott is also slated to play in the annual Metro Classic High School All-Star Game Sunday, Oct. 26 at the Island Garden in West Hempstead.
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.