Galindo Back on the Market

Alex Galindo got his release from his letter of intent at UTEP today and one high-major head coach wasted no time making the trip to see him.

When Alex Galindo committed to UTEP, he did so primarily because of his relationship with assistant coach Sergio Ruoco.

When Ruoco left to become the head coach at Florida International, the 6-7 ½ senior forward basically knew he wanted to play elsewhere. Despite a strong effort from new UTEP head coach Doc Sadler to convince Galindo to honor his commitment, the St. Benedict's (N.J.) star was released from his letter-of-intent on Wednesday.

``He's going home for about nine days to go into solitude," St. Benedict's coach Dan Hurley said. "He'll take some calls and when he gets back, he'll meet with a host of schools."

Kansas coach Bill Self was at the school today and watched Galindo and a couple of talented underclassmen,. Rutgers, Pittsburgh and N.C. State, who each showed interest before Galindo committed to UTEP, are back in the hunt.

``I think that basically anyone whose got a scholarship available will probably be after him," added Hurley. "This time he won't make an emotional decision like he did the first time around. He's going to look at the best place for him."

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