Rose Headed To Pac-10

Jay John's the kind of coach who doesn't feel constricted by state boundaries. Recently Oregon State went into Michigan and scored itself a guard.

During Jay John's tenure, the Oregon State Beavers haven't been afraid venture out of the Pacific Northwest. Presently the Beavers sport players from 8 different states and The Netherlands. As of this week, make that 9 different states.

Kavon Rose, a 6-foot-3 combo guard out of Detroit (Mich.) Finney, picked the Beavers. "Really Kent State was in there pretty strong and Nebraska showed interested but it was between Kent State and Oregon State," Will Smith, director of the Michigan Hurricanes told "He's going to take his official at the end of this month."

While Kent State was the clubhouse leader for most of the summer, OSU moved swiftly to change his mind and following the July period came hard. "It was a situation where they saw him in Vegas," Smith said. "There was a decision that had to be made if he was going to commit early. He wanted to be at a high-major conference, a high-major school. They did a great job coming in and all the assistants came in within the last few weeks to watch him play."

Rose is likely to see time at both spots. He's got a slippery game where he slides past defenders and also strokes it. Smith summed it up best: he can flat out score. "He can put the ball in the hole. He can pull it off the dribble, shoot the 3 and run some point. At the end of the day the thing he does best is get buckets. In the Pac-10, that's what they do, score."

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