Boys’ basketball: Polee to visit Oregon after postponing announcement

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Dwayne Polee Jr., the City Section player of the year from state Division I champion Westchester, was scheduled to announce his college choice Saturday night at halftime of the Collision all-star game, but he said prior to the game he would not make an announcement after speaking to Oregon officials earlier in the day. He has set up a recruiting visit for Oregon on Friday.

Oregon has apparently selected Creighton Coach Dana Altman to be its new coach, and he has gotten immediately involved in a last-minute bid for Polee.
The 6-foot-7 Polee originally committed to USC four years ago as a freshman but opened up his recruiting after the resignation of Tim Floyd as Trojans coach last year.

Georgia and Coach Mark Fox have made a strong bid for Polee, as have St. John’s after the hiring of former UCLA Coach Steve Lavin. Polee said Saturday night UNLV is the other school that he continues to consider.

-- Eric Sondheimer