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Apparently the weather and the girls in Orlando helped persuade Michael Chandler.
Having already committed to Louisville and Xavier, the 6-foot-10 senior center from Lawrence (IN) North verbally committed to Central Florida Friday during his visit.
“Yes I have,” he told Alex Kline of The Recruit Scoop. “I love Coach (Donnie) Jones. I really love the program.”
He added: “He has worked with bigs and sent them to the league. That was key for me. I loved how he was honest with me about everything.”
As for having committed twice before, Chandler told The Recruit Scoop: “I know I have said this (committing) two times before, but this is my final decision and I will sign with them.”
Lawrence North coach Jack Keefer previously said Chandler, the No. 4 center in the Class of 2011, needed to improve his test score to qualify.
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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.
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