Duff Aims For Strong Senior Season

Sean Duff is at a new school for his senior year, but he's already off to a good start on the basketball court after a strong performance at a showcase event in St. Louis last weekend.

A versatile 6-foot-2 combo guard, Duff played at Westminster Christian Academy in St. Louis for three seasons but has transferred to St. Francis Borgia High School in Washington, Mo., for his senior year.

"Everything is cleared," Duff said of the move and transfer. "I'm pretty excited about that. We're going to have a pretty good team."

Borgia returns one of the top prospects in the St. Louis area in 2010 swingman Nathan Scheer, who already has scholarship offers from Saint Louis, Missouri State and Lafayette.

Duff has attracted interest from schools like Miami-Ohio, Loyola-Chicago and Wisconsin-Green Bay and attended camps at Drake, Wichita State and Colgate, but he is still waiting for his first scholarship offer.

"Obviously I can't say it's been the best," Duff said of the recruiting process. "It's been a bit frustrating. I'm staying positive about it and trying to see what will happen. I'm just going to try to have a good senior year."

He's on his way. Duff, whose uncle John Duff played at Saint Louis University, was named the co-Most Valuable Player (along with Missouri State commitment) Jerome Jones for the Class of 2009 at the Battle 4 The Rankings Showcase held last weekend at Forest Park Community College in St. Louis.

"I was very excited," Duff said. "I've played in it three years in a row. The first year I played I was probably close to getting the MVP. … I felt grateful and honored to be the MVP. That's a good player to share it with."

Duff is coming off a junior campaign at Westminster in which he averaged 15.9 points, 3.9 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game, made 41.4 percent of his 3-point attempts (60 of 145) and 77.1 percent of his free throw attempts (64 of 83). He averaged 11.3 points per game as a sophomore and 6.5 points per contest as a freshman.

"I don't know why, but I just kind of flew under the radar this summer and my junior year," Duff said. "I just want to have a good senior season."

Located about an hour west of downtown St. Louis, St. Francis Borgia High School is traditionally one of the best basketball programs in the state of Missouri.

The Knights won the 2006 Missouri Class 4 championship and have sent several players to Division I schools in recent years, including Luke Meyer and Paul Eckerle to Saint Louis University, Alex Moosmann to Miami-Ohio and Sky Frazier to Missouri State.

Borgia went 21-6 a year ago and returns its two leading scorers, Scheer (18.9 points per game) and point guard Tyler Ressel (13.8 ppg). The addition of Duff should make the Knights one of the top teams in Missouri's Class 4 this winter.

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