Amoroso Headed To Marquette

Ryan Amoroso is the latest senior to make a decision. He'll play his college ball for Final Four participant Marquette.

Power forward Ryan Amoroso ended his recruitment over the weekend. He selected the Marquette Golden Eagles over a host of programs. It was a decision that he had recently reached.

"I've probably known for about the past week but I finally decided to pull the trigger," Amoroso said.

When he sat down to pick his school, seven possibilities emerged: Marquette, Minnesota, Illinois, Creighton, Iowa State, Florida and Michigan State. It was Marquette that appealed to him most in the end.

"The right fit for me is a coaching staff that is, I guess you would call, a player's coaching staff," Amoroso said. "They totally understand where the players are coming from, with a smaller school feel and I think the fact that it was a private school had something to do with it. Also, it was a team that could compete for a national championship and it's not too far from my home here in Minnesota."

The Golden Eagles are coming off a season in which they played in a Final Four but it was the package that impressed Amoroso. "For me personally, [the Final Four] didn't have that much [of an effect]. I didn't say I'm going there because they were in the Final Four. When I sat down and laid down the facts, Marquette was the right fit for me."

Amoroso plays AAU ball for the Minnesota Magic.

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