BY MIKE DECOURCY
The Cincinnati Enquirer
Junior college standout Shawn Myrick was the subject of 10 phone calls to North Idaho College coach Hugh Watson on Sunday night, but none meant as much as the call a day earlier from Cincinnati assistant Larry Harrison.
UC is planning to offer a scholarship, which means Myrick will take it. A 6-foot guard who may fit either backcourt position, Myrick will sign a letter-of-intent at a Tuesday news conference.
''That's been one of his dreams when he grew up, to play for Cincinnati,'' Watson said.
Myrick, who was the leading scorer at the junior college national championships in March and won the tournament's Bud Obee Award for outstanding small player, grew up in Maysville, Ky., and was hoping for the chance to play close to home. Houston and Pepperdine were the other schools interested.
The Bearcats missed out on another guard, 6-4 Leon Jones of Battle Creek (Mich.) Central High, who will attend Michigan. Central coach Charles Turner said he expects Jones will sign a letter-of-intent with the Wolverines this week.
Center/forward Ronell Blizzard of Waterbury, Conn., who completed his recruiting visit to UC on Sunday, likely will decide between the Bearcats and Massachusetts by Wednesday, said Sacred Heart High coach Joseph Frascadore.
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RECRUITING TAKES ON URGENCY April 2, 1997
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NCAA Tournament stories
MARCH 16, 1997
IOWA STATE 67, UC 66
UC LOSS NOT ALL SURPRISING Daugherty column
BRANNEN BECOMES SCORER
MARCH 15, 1997
IDENTITY CHECK FOR UC
IOWA STATE GETS ASSISTS FROM HOLLOWAY
MARCH 14, 1997
UC 80, BUTLER 69
IOWA STATE IS TALL ORDER
20 MINUTES ENOUGH FOR UC THIS TIME Daugherty column
MARCH 13, 1997
UC'S FORTUNES HINGE ON FORTSON
NCAA LETTER LED TO WILLIAMS INQUIRY
WILLIAMS PUNISHED BEFORE TRIAL Daugherty column
HUGGINS TO OSU? A COMMON QUERY
GUARD PROBLEMS PLAGUE BEARCATS
HUGGINS QUOTES GILLEN ON OSU JOB
MARCH 11, 1997
WILLIAMS PREPARES TO START
MARSHALL HAS THE MUSCLE TO CHECK FORTSON
MARCH 10, 1997
UC, XU ON COLLISION COURSE IN SWEET 16
LET FORTSON PLAY, REFS - IT'S HIS TIME Daugherty column
OPPONENT DOESN'T MATTER TO BEARCATS
BUTLER ROSTER HAS LOCAL FLAVOR