Cain Is Able To Play In Pac-10

Herb Sendek got his man. Kyle Cain is headed to Arizona State. After re-opening his recruitment, he's Pac-10 bound.

Since taking over the program at Arizona State, Herb Sendek has always wanted to open the Chicago corridor for recruiting. On Saturday, Sendek pulled a native of the area into his program.

Kyle Cain, a 6-foot-7 combo forward out of New Hampton, visited and picked the Sun Devils over Illinois, West Virginia and Alabama. Cain originally signed with Rhode Island but after a consultation with Jim Baron, asked for and was granted his release.

Sendek took over Cain's recruitment and made a big impression. "Me and him connected on my visit," Cain said. "He told me when he started recruiting me that he would be the head man recruiting me. I just wanted to form a bond."

Cain's initial commitment to Rhode Island gave him pause. This time around, he was going to make a firm decision and have no regrets.

"The second time around I just knew I had to make the right decision. It was going to be the right fit. I didn't want to second-guess and I wanted coaches who took me in like family. I wanted a coach who was going to be there to coach me."

New Hampton coach Pete Hutchins feels Cain will be ready to help in Tempe. "He plays with incredible passion and intensity. He's evolving into a perimeter player but he's got a great back to the basket game. He's the ultimate competitor."

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