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Arthur reschedules press conference

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Just when it looked like Darrell Arthur was all set to make a decision about his future, Rivals.com has learned a last minute change has been made.
The No. 16 ranked player and the top unsigned player in the class of 2006, Arthur was scheduled to hold a press conference at 12:30 CST on Monday, but those plans have been set aside. A press conference announcing his college decision is still expected to take place this week, but it will not happen today.
"I am still trying to figure out what is going on," said South Oak Cliff head coach James Mays. "Darrell was supposed to announce his decision at 12:30 today, but it doesn't sound like that is going to happen. I don't exactly know what the problem is, but the press conference will not happen today."
Arthur, a 6-foot-9, 220-pound power forward, will decide between Kansas, LSU and Baylor. He had previously eliminated Texas, Arizona and Oklahoma.
"I believe that Darrell will definitely make his decision at a press conference tomorrow (Tuesday)," Mays said. "The press conference should take place at the same time that it was scheduled for today."
This development is the latest in what have been plenty of twists and turns during Arthur's recruitment.
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The five-star prospect originally took official visits to Kansas, North Carolina, Baylor, SMU and Indiana. Then Arthur and his mother took an unexpected unofficial visit to LSU several weeks ago.
Following his visit to Baton Rouge, there were a number of reports that stated he had or would pledge a commitment to the Tigers. According to the recruit's mother, Sandra Arthur, reports of an impending pledge to the Tigers were inaccurate at that time.
Arthur is ranked the No. 16 player in the class of 2006 by Rivals.com. He is the highest ranked recruit in the class not to have already made a college decision.
Darrell Arthur scouting report:
Very athletic, Arthur has the size and skill base as well to be a combo forward at the highest level. He is tough to defend in the mid-post with his fluid turnaround jumper.Capable of dominating the glass and taking the ball coast to coast, Arthur can, however, play too passive at times.
Rivals.com national basketball analyst Jerry Meyer contributed to this report.
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