With the loss of graduating senior Derek Williams, Coach Doherty and the Mustangs are focusing on trying to find a point guard in the 2010 recruiting class.
Earlier in the week, Doherty was in Connecticut to check out St. Thomas More School guard Bryon Allen. A 6-foot-3 combo guard, Allen originally committed to West Virginia last year, but a numbers crunch ended up causing the guard to re-open his commitment.
"It's a scholarship issue going on there," Allen said. "Joe Mazzula (medical redshirt) was supposed to be my scholarship."
Now, the senior has narrowed his choices down to three schools: SMU, Siena, and George Mason.
"Coach Doherty came by and saw me. I got to know him a lot better than I did before, so it was pretty nice. I was really able to get a good feel for him," said Allen to PonyStampede.com. "I'm definitely going to make a decision after I visit SMU."
In his one and only season at St. Thomas More (Oakdale), Allen averaged 17 points and seven assists a game, leading the Chancellors to a 26-7 record.
"I'm the type of player that likes to penetrate and kick, but I don't mind taking big shots when I need to," said Allen. "I like when my teammates rely on me to have the ball."
Stating that he is completely wide open at this point, Allen has already visited George Mason and Siena. With his final trip scheduled to Dallas, a fresh visit in the memory banks could be good for SMU.
"I hear they have really nice facilities, so I'm excited to see them," said Allen. "I'm looking for a school where I like the campus, and a place where I can be in a family. I want to make sure I get a long with the players and everything."
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