Kyle McAlarney to Big East

Just because Kyle McAlarney was relative new to the big-time recruiting process didn't mean he wasted any time. The Staten Island floor leader make his decision late last night.

Kyle McAlarney was a relative newcomer to the national scene. In fact, his name had just started to surface as one of the top floor leaders in the nation.

Georgetown called yesterday to try to get in, but it's too late now because the 6-1, 170-pound Moore Catholic (N.Y.) junior committed to Notre Dame late Wednesday night.

``We had a workout last night and he went home and thought about it," said Tony Sagona, his AAU coach with the Jersey Shore Warriors. "He wanted to make his decision to move on. Notre Dame was a great fit."

McAlarney, who averaged just shy of 35 points per game last season, also considered N.C. State and St. John's.

He works so hard and is so dedicated," Sagona added. "Every game, whether we're up or down by 20, he's digging in. He has great determination and is a pleasure to coach."

``Right now he's been known more as a scorer, but he's a great passer - and people will find that out once he has better players around him."

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