Osby Shelved For July

Romero Osby was looking forward to big things next month. The rising junior forward out of Northeast Lauderdale High (Miss.) was hoping to get off to a good start at the ABCD Camp, but instead he'll have to wait until next year to make a statement.

Romero Osby was hoping for big things in July, but it's not going to happen.

The 6-foot-8, 218-pound rising junior wing at Northeast Lauderdale (Miss.) High broke his left wrist on Thursday night in a summer league game and will be out of action for at least six weeks.

``Right now I'm not discouraged," Osby said. "Of course you want to play, but right now I'll just take the time and work on getting better and then make a statement next year."

Osby, who averaged 23 points, 12 boards, 6 assists and 4 blocks as a sophomore this past season, was all set to attend ABCD Camp in a little more than a week.

He was ready to showcase his perimeter game. He was set to try and put his name on the map with some of the elite recruits from the Class of 2008.

``I had surgery and got screws in it on Friday," Osby said. "It happened when I went up for a dunk and a guy pulled me off the rim. I fell on my left wrist."

Osby ran with the Jackson Magic and Renardo Sidney in April, but had planned to suit up with the World Wide Renegades next month.

``I thought I played pretty well in April," Osby said. "I was starting to make a name for myself a little bit."

Osby, who boasts a 3.4 GPA, said that he's received interest over the past 10 days from the likes of Memphis, North Carolina, Mississippi State, Florida, Kansas, Ole Miss and Virginia Tech.

He said that his dream school, North Carolina, hasn't called him yet – but the Tar Heels have texted him since coaches have been allowed on June 15.

``The key for me is whether schools let me play the three and the two," Osby said.


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