Lincoln coach says 6-10 True still choosing between Morehead, UK

April 15, 2004|JILL ERWIN

STANFORD - The first day of the college basketball signing period came and went with no announcement from 6-10 Lincoln County center Jonathan True.

True, who had narrowed his choices to Morehead State and Kentucky, had not made a decision Wednesday, according to Lincoln coach Jeff Jackson.

"I honestly think he's leaning toward Morehead, but I think he's trying to make sure he does the right thing," Jackson said. "He's just going to give it a little more thought before he makes his final decision."

Jackson said he expects a decision from True by Tuesday at the latest.

True had no comment when reached at school Wednesday afternoon, and repeated attempts to reach him Wednesday night at his home were unsuccessful.


True averaged 16.5 points and 11 rebounds this year for the Patriots.

Jackson confirmed that Morehead has offered a scholarship to True, while the position at Kentucky would be as a preferred walk-on.

The Morehead coaching staff has kept in close contact with True, and Jackson said he doesn't think that's changed in the last 48 hours.

"He talked to them today," Jackson said Wednesday. "I know he talked to them last night, and I'm pretty sure they called the school and talked to him today. They've done a really good job recruiting him."

Jackson said rumors that True had become interested in other schools late in the recruiting process were untrue to his knowledge.

"I don't know if he's looking at anything else; I think he's just making sure in his heart that this is the right thing to do," Jackson said.

"The signing date sneaks up on you sometimes. All of a sudden, here it is today and you have to make a decision that's going to affect the next four years, and possibly the rest of your life. He's just going to give it a little more thought."

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