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Wednesday, August 01, 2007

A little Karl Malone

Louisiana Tech men's basketball coach Kerry Rupp may not be faithful about returning telephone calls, but apparently he and his staff can recruit pretty well.

The new Bulldog boss announced on Wednesday the signing of 6-6 guard Olu Ashaolu to a national letter of intent. The Top 30 national recruit said that he had offers from Texas, Clemson, West Virginia, UConn, St. John's Georgia Tech, Baylor and Arizona. He chose Tech for several reasons, including his relationship with Tech assistant coach Nakita Johnson.

When you combine the Ashaolu signing with 6-7 wing D.J. Wright, the Bulldogs will have some significant scoring ability from the perimeter next season. When 6-11 power forward (and LSU transfer) Magnum Rolle, becomes eligible next season, you have to figure the Bulldogs will be serious contenders for the WAC title.

Apparently a little Karl Malone goes a long way.


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