Big Man Wide Open

Before Cem Dinc arrived at Brewster Academy, the word was that he was committed to Buffalo. Well, the 6-10 senior big man said that's not the case - and he'll explore all his options before making a decision.

After some confusion, Cem Dinc (pronounced Gem Dinch) is wide open.

Dinc, who had reportedly made a verbal commitment to the University of Buffalo prior to arriving at Brewster Academy (N.H.) a few weeks ago, still has the Bulls on his list – but he'd like to take some visits before making a decision.

``I didn't commit," Dinc said. "I'm very new to this and I'm looking at everybody right now. "

Denc has a broken finger on his left hand and the 6-10, 240-pound big man has also been in bed for the better part of the last four days with the flu.

But the senior, who hails from Turkey but has spent much of his childhood in Germany, knew he had to give it a shot on Sunday.

Dinc gave it a valiant effort in front of numerous college coaches in an open gym on Sunday afternoon.

``I think I played pretty well despite the circumstances," Dinc said. "I didn't find my rhythm and I can play much better than I showed today. "

``Normally, I can step out," he added. "But I stayed around the basket today because I wasn't feeling well. "

There's no question that Dinc has talent. He showed glimpses of it on Sunday. He's strong, athletic and is extremely intelligent – both on and off the court. However, he'll need to become more consistent – and that may come as he gets healthier.

``He had excellent footwork and good hands," Brewster coach Jason Smith said. "It's obvious he spent a lot of time in the past working on individual skills. "

Dinc said that Buffalo, Virginia Tech, Illinois, St. Bonaventure, Villanova, Rhode Island, Purdue and Florida are some of the schools who have expressed interest in him since he came to Brewster.

``I just want to go somewhere that I can play," Dinc said. "Buffalo is currently my first choice because I know them very well, but I need to look at other options

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