Bearcat Comes Home

The Bearcats hire a replacement for Keith LeGree.

While several former players under Coach Bob Huggins have expressed the desire to be disassociated with the Men's Basketball program, one former player now sees himself as a member of new coach Andy Kennedy's staff.

As announced today by the University of Cincinnati, former Bearcat Corie Blount will take over the assistant coaching position created by the resignation of Keith LeGree last week.

Blount, who was drafted by the Chicago Bulls in the first round of the 1993 NBA Draft, played with several teams during his 11 year NBA career.

As one of the members of the Bearcats 1992 NCAA Final Four and 1993 Elite Eight teams, Blount's return will provide a tie to the past during his stint as an interim assistant coach.

Coach Kennedy had the following to say about the 36 year old Blount.

"Corie has been a part of Cincinnati basketball's recent success and history, and coupled with the fact that he played on UC's Final Four team and in the NBA for 11 years, he will provide some much needed experience and knowledge for our players, "stated the Bearcats head coach.

Blount retried prior to the start of the 2004-05 season but attempted a comeback last fall with the Los Angeles Lakers. He had career averages of 3.6 points and 4.2 rebound during his NBA career. As a Bearcat, Blount averaged 9.4 points, 7.0 rebounds and 1.5 blocked shots during his two seasons in a Bearcat uniform.

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