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Subject: college baskeball
Category: Sports and Recreation
Asked by: david5084-ga
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Posted: 02 Jun 2006 20:05 PDT
Expires: 02 Jul 2006 20:05 PDT
Question ID: 734907
What two colleges offered St. Louis Cardinals third baseman Scott
Rollen a basketball scholarship?
Subject: Re: college baskeball
Answered By: pinkfreud-ga on 02 Jun 2006 20:38 PDT
The schools most often mentioned as having offered basketball
scholarsips to Scott Rolen are Oklahoma State University and the
University of Georgia. I also found one source which says that Rolen
was considering a scholarship from the University of Alabama ("The
Crimson Tide").

"Scott Rolen is the best third baseman I've ever seen. He's got the
reflexes of a standout hockey goalie and the balance of a top-flight
point guard (as a teenager, in fact, Rolen had scholarship offers to
play hoops at Oklahoma State and Georgia)."

TangoTiger: The 2005 Scouting Report by the Fans for the Fans

"Scott Rolen wasn't born to play third base. It only looks that way.
At Jasper High School in Indiana, Rolen earned a basketball
scholarship to the University of Georgia as a shooting guard. He also
played almost everywhere but third base until his senior year."

cache of St. Louis Sports Forum:  Cards In The News 5/14/04

"[Scott Rolen] graduated in 1993 from Jasper (Ind.) High School, where
he played baseball and basketball and won the state?s 'Mr. Baseball'
honor given to the top high school player...received basketball
scholarship offers from several colleges, including Oklahoma State and

cache of Philly Baseball News: Scott Rolen Profile

"Another interesting note about Rolen. A two-sport star coming out of
Jasper (Ind.) High School in 1993, he received basketball scholarship
offers from several colleges, including Oklahoma State."

cache of News-Star: Don't snub Scott Rolen for MVP

"Scott Bruce Rolen, who graduated from Jasper (Ind.) High School in
1993, won the state's 'Mr. Baseball' honor given to the top high
school player. Although Scott received several basketball scholarship
offers from Oklahoma State and Georgia (among others), he signed with
the Philadelphia Phillies after being drafted in the second round of
the 1993 amateur draft.

Rolen progressed through the Philly farm system at a fast pace before
emerging as the National League Rookie of the Year in 1997. However,
Rolen never quite lived up to being "the next Mike Schmidt" and was
traded in July 2002 from the Phillies along with Doug Nickle and cash
to the St. Louis Cardinals for Placido Polanco, Mike Timlin, and Bud

Baseball Analysts: Rockin' and Rolen

"Prior to his senior baseball season, Scott [Rolen] completed his
final basketball campaign. And what a year it was, as the 6-4 swingman
was third in the voting for Indiana?s 'Mr. Basketball.' A number of
programs recruited him heavily, including Kentucky, Georgia, Oklahoma
State and Alabama. As the winter snows melted, Scott was leaning
toward taking a hoops scholarship from the Crimson Tide."

JockBio: Scott Rolen

My Google search strategy:

Google Web Search: "scott rolen" scholarship OR scholarships

Google Web Search: "scott rolen" scholarship OR scholarships oklahoma georgia

I hope this is exactly what you need. If anything is unclear or
incomplete, please request clarification; I'll be glad to offer
further assistance before you rate my answer.

Best regards,
Subject: Re: college baskeball
From: sacredhoops-ga on 04 Jun 2006 07:03 PDT
For the Record if you read more clearly, He did not win the Mr.
Basketball...but was voted Third!  Just don't want to mislead anyone!

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