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Thursday / December 14.
  • Chaney to Virginia Tech

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    Former Florida forward Allan Chaney of Baltimore committed to Virginia Tech on Sunday.

    “The coaches were great there,” Chaney said. “Coach [Seth] Greenburg is a great coach and a great person. I felt like I could fit in there. The style of play fits me. The players were real cool and one of my friends [Malcolm Delaney] goes there. He is on the team and told me a lot about the school and basketball. My mom loved the campus she felt the coaches were trustworthy.

    “I loved the campus also. I think it’s the right move.”

    Chaney chose Virginia Tech over St. Joe’s, Providence and Xavier, among others.

    The 6-8, 220-pound Chaney was rated the No. 27 power forward in the Class of 2008 and will have to sit out a year after transferring.

    He averaged 3.0 points and 2.1 rebounds last year for the Gators.

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    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.

    • Cool, this must mean Deshawn Painter will then committ to the Terps! Any word on how his visit went?

    • Probably the usual visit talking points: “had a great time, campus is nice, coaches were real cool, facilities are great, hung out with alot of players, played some pick up ball…blah, blah, blah”.

      Probably won’t announce a commitment until after school is over.