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McCasland picks up San Jac guard Jorden Duffy

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Brett Vito, Staff Writer

New North Texas coach Grant McCasland continued to remake the Mean Green's roster heading into his debut season on Thursday, when he picked up a commitment from San Jacinto College guard Jorden Duffy.

Duffy committed to McCasland late this afternoon, according to multiple reports.

The 6-1 sophomore averaged 19.4 points and 4.4 rebounds per game last season for San Jac, which finished 33-2 after falling to Northwest Florida in the NJCAA national tournament. 

Duffy was also offered a scholarship by Florida International, according to Verbal Commitments. 

Here are his highlights from last season:

Dufffy is originally from Maryland and played for James M. Bennett High School. He averaged 28 points per game as a senior.

Duffy was suspended when he became academically ineligible late in his high school career and wound up looking to start over at San Jac.

Duffy excelled during his stay at the school and will now become a part of McCasland's rebuilding project at UNT.

The former Arkansas State head coach is entering his first season with the Mean Green. The Mean Green will look dramatically different under McCasland.

UNT signed forwards Tope Arikawe, Mark Tikhonenko and Zach Simmons and guards Michael Miller, Umoja Gibson and Roosevelt Smart in the late signing period. 

UNT will now add Duffy to the mix.

Those players will have to help fill the void left by the departure of several key players, including forward Jeremy Combs. who elected to transfer after last season. 

UNT finished 8-22 in Tony Benford's final campaign last year and was fired, clearing the way for McCasland.