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Green Devils duo finds fit in Georgia

By JOE SMITH
Published April 24, 2007


St. Petersburg forward Geno Green and guard Anthony Ogunleye will sign Thursday with Paine College, a Division II program in Augusta, Ga.

Green, a 6-foot-5 forward, averaged 11 points and 10 rebounds for the Green Devils while Ogunleye played point.

Paine is in the same conference as Benedict, which lost to Eckerd in the Division II playoffs this year. Eckerd is the top choice for Clearwater senior guard Justin Morin, a Times' second-team all-county selection. Morin made an overnight visit to campus last week and said he is just waiting to see how much scholarship money he qualifies for.

COACHING SEARCH: Countryside conducted interviews Monday for its boys basketball opening. Largo assistant Mark Carter spoke with the school's six-member coaching committee, saying "it went well," but administrators say there's no decision yet.

LOUCKS WILL PLAY FOOTBALL: Clearwater junior Luke Loucks said he plans to participate in spring football practice next week. Loucks, a four-star basketball recruit, was also a Times' second-team all-county quarterback last season, but debated for months whether to play both next season.

MORE OFFERS FOR BRINSON, BOYD: Northeast's Jeff Brinson has an offer from Michigan State, the third Big Ten school to offer the junior running back (Iowa and Purdue are the others). Brinson's teammate, Javontae Boyd, received an offer from California. The junior defensive end/tight end also has offers from Mississippi and Georgia.

SOCCER STARS SIGN: Clearwater Central Catholic's Alexi Bershaw (Flagler) and Dee Hannon (Florida Gulf Coast) each signed scholarships, coach Tom Typrowicz said.

Times staff writer Bob Putnam contributed to this report.