State teams apparently have lost out in the chase for the area's most highly recruited basketball player.
Sought by Towson State and Maryland, St. Frances' Devin Gray, a 6-foot-7 center/forward who averaged 25.6 points, is expected to sign a letter of intent to attend Clemson University in the fall, The Sun reported today.
St. Frances coach William Wells said it will become official at a news conference today at the school.
Gray, who has taken the Scholastic Aptitude Test three times during the past year, needs to score the minimum 700 on the test when he takes it on May 10 to be eligible as a freshman under NCAA rules. So far, his highest score is 690.
An Evening Sun All-Metro first team selection, Gray reportedly also was considering St. John's and Minnesota along with Clemson and the two state teams, but wasn't expected to make an announcement until he achieved the SAT minimum.
Neither Gray nor Wells were available for comment.