Soto On The Verge of Decision

<b>INDIANAPOLIS –</b> Josue Soto, a junior point guard from Puerto Rico, could be the next 2006 standout to make a commitment. From the sounds of it, Soto could wind up in the ACC soon.

The Miami Hurricanes are just a few weeks away from getting a solid start on the Class of 2006. At one of the Nike Camp press sessions, 6-foot guard Josue Soto out of Jacksonville (Fla.) Arlington Country Day, made a profound statement about Frank Haith's Hurricanes.

"I want to go there," Soto said. "For me, I think I'll commit verbally after the AAU tournaments."

Last season, Soto played in his native Puerto Rico with C.E.C.C. where he averaged 28 points a game. For his junior season, he'll matriculate to a strong Florida-based program where he'll play with future Gator guard David Huertas and a host of good prospects.

In his own words, Soto made it clear that as of right now, Miami is the only choice and he'll be a Cane sometime in the next few weeks.

"It's like, the first year I'll start at the true point. I'll get playing time and will be in the ACC Conference."

Soto is a talent. He's an excellent shooter with range. He's also learned how to score despite his size. His tricky runners in the lane were born out of a need to have a go-to way to score over bigger players.

"In Puerto Rico, my coach teach me [the floater]. It's like Steve Nash. I've got the little reverse and then the spin too," a proud Soto said.

Soon enough, he'll become Miami's first commitment from the current junior class.


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