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Pateev Commits to Sun Devils

Pateev Commits to Sun Devils

Filling a pressing need for a big man in the 2009 recruiting class, Montverde Academy (Fla.) center Ruslan Pateev announced in a Wednesday afternoon press conference that he will sign with the Sun Devils. The 6-11 235 center chose Arizona State over Florida State. Devils Digest talked to Montverde's head coach Kevin Sutton following the decision.

"It was a very difficult decision," said Sutton. "When I talked to him at lunch time he still didn't know where he was going. He decided around 3 pm (ET) when we were getting ready for the press conference." "It was hard to turn down Florida State because they're close by, and the coaches there do a great job landing the in...

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