July 31, 2013

Hurley talks commitment to Flashes

When asked, it didn't take long for Rosel Hurley to find an answer as to what his strengths are as a basketball player.

"Fast breaks," the Shaker Heights guard answered during an interview with KentStateReport.com. "I like getting up the court. I like scoring in transition."

It's that type of ability that intrigued Kent State head coach Rob Senderoff, who received a commitment from the 6-foot-5, 185-pounder earlier this month.

According to Hurley, Senderoff's sales pitch centered around early playing time for the 2014 commit, as well as the ability to play his preferred position in the backcourt.

"He told me he likes that I'm versatile," Hurley said. "He said he'd let me play guard my freshman year."

During his junior season at Shaker Heights, Hurley averaged 12.6 points, 5.7 rebounds, 2.6 steals and 2.3 assists. He chose to play for the Golden Flashes after receiving offers from Cleveland State, Toledo, Western Carolina, and Charleston.

Having spent the summer playing for the famed All-Ohio Red AAU program, Hurley said that he knows that he needs to improve on his ball handling before getting to the college level. If he's going to take Senderoff up on his offer to play guard, that would be a necessity, although Rosel said that he can impact a game in multiple ways.

"I'm unselfish," he stated. "I can pass and score."

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