Moses mulls decision

The Tennessee Vols are hoping there's truth in the old saying "Good things come to those who wait." They're waiting on a decision from one of America's top unsigned big men.

Moses Abraham, a 6-9, 237-pounder from Progressive Christian Academy in Temple Hills, Md., originally planned to announce his college choice Sunday night or Monday. The finalists are said to be Tennessee, Maryland, Georgetown, Indiana, UCLA and Seton Hall.

Two days of intense deliberation failed to break the deadlock, so Abraham will continue mulling his options awhile longer before announcing a commitment.

"It might be this week, or I might wait until next week," he told John Decker of Hoosier Nation, Scout's Indiana University website. "I'm not sure."

Abraham may not be sure where he wants to attend college but the native of Nigeria is sure to make some lucky school happy when he announces his pledge. He averaged a reported 17 points, 15 rebounds and 8 blocks per game as a senior this season.


Wayne Chism, recently tabbed first-team All-SEC by the league office, just received another honor.

The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) named the 6-9, 245-pound Vol senior a second-team member of its All-District 21 team. District 21 includes all 12 SEC schools.

Chism shared the Vol lead in scoring (12.5 points per game) and led the team in rebounds (7.1 per game) and blocked shots (1.4 per game). Once Tyler Smith was dismissed on Jan. 8, Chism became the team's clearcut leader, helping guide the Vols to a 25-8 record, a No. 15 national ranking and a No. 6 seeding for the NCAA Tournament.

Tennessee has cracked the 20-win plateau in each of Chism's four seasons and has qualified for the NCAA Tournament each of those seasons.

The charismatic big man has a prominent place in the Vol record book, ranking as the program's all-time leader in games (138) and victories (101). He will tie the school record for NCAA Tournament appearances (8) when he takes the floor Thursday night at 9:45 Eastern against San Diego State in Round 1 of the Midwest Regional.

Being named to the All-District team means Chism will be eligible for the State Farm All-America team, which will be announced April 3 during the NABC Convention at the Indianapolis Convention Center.

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