The top 25 Scout.com point guard told the New York Daily News' Kristie Ackert, "We wanted to know he would be there. He's a really good man and I liked him. But I had to go where I knew what I was getting into. I knew I had to go where I would be happy."
Orr's status remains uncertain. Today's Newark Star-Ledger states that if his contract is not renewed, possible replacements include Manhattan's Bobby Gonzalez and Hofstra's Tom Pecorra. Ironically, Pecorra was elevated to the Pride's head coach job when Jay Wright took the job at Villanova. Both Villanova and Hofstra are still active in postseason play, in the NCAA sweet sixteen and the NIT elite eight, respectively.
Because of numbers, not academics, Grant will be spending a post-graduate prep school year before enrolling at the Philadelphia School in 2007-08 -- as reported yesterday by Scout.com's Jeff Goodman.
The return of Curtis Sumpter, who missed this past season with a knee injury, puts the Wildcats one over the scholarship limit of 13.
Grant told the New York Post's Dan Martin, "I need to get stronger and improve my game anyway, so it will work out for me. When I get there, I'll be ready right away."
Fellow New Yorker Antonio Pena is headed to the Wildcats from St. Thomas More (Conn.) next season. Bronx native Corey Fisher, a junior at St. Patrick's High School in N.J. already committed to 'Nova for the 2007-08 season. Oh, and Sumpter is a Brooklyn native.
Grant averaged 23 points, 2.6 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game this season in PSAL play.
One question remains: which prep school?
- NewYorkInsider.com: Villanova Lands Another NY Area Player
- New York Daily News: Robeson's Grant finally settles on Villanova
- New York Post: For Grant, it's now Orr 'Nova
- Newark Star Ledger: Orr, Hall begin review process
- Philadelphia Inquirer: 'Nova adds a promising guard
- Philadelphia Daily News: Grant a happy fan
- Norristown Times-Herald: Grant on board