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MSUM's call might benefit Spuds

It's two Alfonso Scandretts for the price of one and it may be a steal for Moorhead High. Alfonso Scandrett Jr.

It's two Alfonso Scandretts for the price of one and it may be a steal for Moorhead High.

Alfonso Scandrett Jr. who was named athletic director of Minnesota State Moorhead on Wednesday, indicated that his son, Alphonso Scandrett III, is likely going to become a Spud.

That's big news considering the younger Scandrett, a

6-foot-4, 200-pound sophomore, is a promising basketball forward and baseball right fielder at Northeast Guilford (N.C.) High School.

"Our goal is to have him come with and hopefully enroll at Moorhead High School," Scandrett said.

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"We looked at all of the other schools. I think the Fargo schools are gorgeous. But when all was said and done, people said Moorhead was where he should go."

No argument from Chuck Gulsvig. The Spuds basketball coach was introduced to the Scandretts when they watched Moorhead face Robbinsdale-Armstrong on Saturday.

Though Gulsvig was purposely low key in his response to the potential transfer, he did point out that Scandrett III would be eligible as soon as his family moves to the area -- which could happen soon or after the school year.

According to his father, Scandrett III became the first freshman ever to start for the Northeast Guilford basketball team, is averaging about eight points per game this season and was named the most valuable player during camps at New Mexico State and the University of South Dakota.

And he may be even better at baseball, Scandrett said.

Readers can reach Forum reporter Terry Vandrovec at (701) 241-5548 and Heath Hotzler at (701) 241-5562

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