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Thursday, March 29, 2007

Mangum may leave Techsters

The talk around Ruston is that Lady Techsters guard Eboni Mangum is seeking a transfer to another institution.

When contacted on Wednesday about the possible move, Techsters boss Chris Long said that he didn't want to comment on the matter. Another source close to the school, however, said Mangum's leaving "was a done deal."

Mangum was slated to be the Techsters' only returning starter and the leader of what will be a young Techsters team. She was the team's third leading scorer last season at 8.6 ppg. Long loses four seniors to graduation this spring.

Mangum was recruited by former Techsters assistant Katie Hall, and was the highest rated player signed during the tenure of former head coach Kurt Budke. Budke said Thursday that he was disappointed to hear that Mangum might be leaving and said that she had not contacted his school about transferring there.

The Techsters will have a bevy of incoming guard talent this fall, but the leadership of Mangum will be sorely needed. Here's hoping Long can turn her head before it's too late -- if it isn't already.


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