Friday, June 10, 2011

Coach Orr Confirms Chauncey Orr...

From the Sentinel, Coach Orr has confirmed that his son, Chauncey, an all-state player at Bowling Green High School, will attend BG on an athletic scholarship.

This second part is the actual news here.  We'd heard a while ago that he was going to play at BGSU, but there were people wondering whether he would be on an athletic scholarship or whether he would use the tuition waiver his father gets through University employment.  So, for fans who compulsively count scholarships, there is your answer.

(I think it makes sense.  Tuition waivers cover tuition, which is only part of the college paying experience.  Athletic Scholarships cost more.  Also, should Coach Orr leave BG, Chauncey could stay here on scholarship, pending the approval of the new Coach.)

Anyway, Coach Orr has a dry sense of humor as it relates to Chauncey.  I heard it on an interview last winter, and note it here as well.

"He told his high school coach (Von Graffin) and his mom before I heard," Louis Orr said. "I was excited and I was glad that it was his choice. It was his decision that he made that this is where he wanted to be.
That was something Coach made clear in the radio interview. As far as he was concerned, Chauncey was free to go to any non-MAC school.

Here is how Jack Carle describes Orr's HS career.
Chauncey Orr was a four-year standout for Bowling Green High School, who finished as the all-time leading scorer in school history with 1,385 points. This past season, the 6-foot-4 Orr averaged 21.5 points, 6.9 rebounds and 3.8 assists per game. He was first-team all-county, all-league, the Division I district player of the year, and a first-team All-Ohio selection.

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