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502918m Jordan Dumars, son of basketball legend and current Detroit Pistons executive Joe Dumars, orally committed to USF on Sunday night. He is the second player to join the Bulls' Class of 2009.

Dumars is a 6-foot-6, 230-pound wing who attends Detroit Country Day , alma mater of former stars such as Chris Webber and Shane Battier. Dumars told the Times Monday morning he's a Michigan kid, but felt most comfortable in the recruiting process with USF coach Stan Heath.

"I'm  a Michigan kid, so it's not like I grew up rooting for USF,'' he said. "But coach Heath knows my dad pretty well and he knows a lot of the Pistons people. He came and saw me at the beginning of the fall and he really liked me. We have stayed in contact since then. And me being so comfortable with him, that's what really helped me make the decision.''

Dumars said throughout the recruiting process, Heath, a Detroit native, was always honest, which is important to him in a coach.

"I know he's a straight shooter,'' Dumars said. "He's not going to just tell me anything. He'll develop me into a really good player and he's a great coach. . . . I knew I was comfortable with him, so there was no sense waiting. I can get it off my mind and focus on working my game.''

[Last modified: Monday, June 23, 2008 11:04am]

    

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