Casey Long Decides

Fayetteville 71st guard Casey Long made short work of the recruiting process on Wednesday when he reached a decision. Long had been considering Tulane and Chattanooga.

Lebo Lands Guard

Jeff Lebo, for the second time in as many days, landed himself a nice player. On Tuesday, forward Matt Malone picked Chattanooga. On Wednesday, Malone wasn't alone.

Combo guard Casey Long selected Chattanooga over Tulane. The decision wasn't an easy one and Long had trouble pointing to just one reason why he's Southern Conference bound. "It's hard to say because that school and Tulane real good schools. There's just something about the school that hooked me. I felt an instant comfort level there."

Long, a native of Louisiana now living in North Carolina played with the New Orleans Jazz last summer. He's ready to do whatever Lebo asks of him. "They're going to play me at point. Maybe some combo but mostly at the point. He's asked me to come in and get a lot of playing time. It's more of a leadership role."

A lot of times, kids are attracted to simply the highest level but Long had other aspirations. "I felt that no matter what school I went to I was going to have an impact. I didn't want to waste my time sitting on the bench for 2-3 years. I wanted to instantly be playing and most of the schools I talked to wanted me to play next year. Small school, big school wasn't an issue to me because I felt I could have played anywhere."

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