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Coombs-McDaniel Visits Hofstra; Missouri Next

Posted on: June 12, 2011 7:28 pm
By Jeff Goodman

UConn transfer Jamal Coombs-McDaniel returned from a visit to Hofstra this past weekend and said he expects to take a trip to Missouri in the next couple of weeks and then decide between the pair.

``I had a great trip,” Coombs-McDaniel told ``The guys I met were terrific and I can’t speak enough about the entire coaching staff. I had a great overall experience.”

The 6-foot-6 sophomore, who averaged 5.6 points and 2.7 rebounds per game for the national champions this past season, will have to sit out this season and have two years left.

Coombs-McDaniel wasn’t much of a factor down the stretch for the Huskies, but did show the potential that has both Missouri and Hofstra in pursuit.

He went for 25 points and grabbed eight boards against Providence and also had 23 points and six rebounds in a win over Georgetown in February.

Coombs-McDaniel has a relationship with new Hofstra assistant Pat Sellars – who was an assistant at UConn during his freshman campaign – and also played with Missouri’s Phil and Matt Pressey with BABC a few summers back.

Coombs-McDaniel is still at UConn taking classes this summer. 


Since: Feb 14, 2008
Posted on: June 14, 2011 6:51 pm

Coombs-McDaniel Visits Hofstra; Missouri Next

Hofstra??  Missu?  CAA?  Big 12?  Hmmmmmmm......

While the CAA has the likes of VCU and George Mason, the Big 12 has Texas, Okie State, Oklahoma, etc.

The question becomes:  Big Fish in a Little Pond or a Medium Fish in a Big Pond.

Personally, I would choose the Big 12 for the national exposure. 

I think he knows the benefits and problems with the Big Pond and will choose Missu.  However, if he does not want to stray far from home, he will choose Hofstra.

Since: Jan 25, 2010
Posted on: June 14, 2011 1:52 pm

Coombs-McDaniel Visits Hofstra; Missouri Next

You're right.......Hofstra it is!

Since: Jan 14, 2008
Posted on: June 13, 2011 9:54 pm

Coombs-McDaniel Visits Hofstra; Missouri Next

Hmmmm...Hofstra or Mizzou.....not even a choice.

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