Rudy Talks: Two Remain

Despite a life-altering decision on the horizon that will place him in either College Park or Storrs, Conn., Rudy Gay somehow manages to stay grounded.

Despite a life-altering decision on the horizon that will place him in either College Park or Storrs, Conn., Rudy Gay somehow manages to stay grounded.

The 6-8 Archbishop Spalding (Md.) forward was clearly the biggest name this weekend at the Charlie Weber tournament. While many big-name teams and players were scheduled to make an appearance, Gay was one of the few that actually showed.

Gay had nearly a half-dozen blocks in an easy win Friday night against the Woodbridge Hawks and finished with 24 points, 11 rebounds and 10 blocks.

The always smiling Gay confirmed that it's now a two-team race between the Terps and UConn.

``I'm down to those two," he said. "Those are the two schools I really like. The other schools were good to me, but I think I can be the best at those two schools."

Gay took a trip to UConn earlier this month and is looking forward to a visit to College Park for Midnight Madness.

``I've been there a lot, but I just want to check it out again and then do what I've got to do," he said.

That means having to make the final decision.

``I want to get it done as soon as possible," said Gay, who expects an announcement to come soon after his visit to Maryland in mid-October. ``I'm just going to try and pick the best school for me."

``I didn't think I was going to blow up that much," added Gay of his breakout summer. "But I'm real thankful I did. I'm not distracted by the college decision, but I've just got to do what I have to do."


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