by Mike Slodki
KANELANDâ€”Senior Dave Dudzinskiâ€™s next step after Kaneland might not be set in stone after all.
After signing a letter of intent with Holy Cross in Massachusetts back in November, Dudzinski was set to join coach Sean Kearney in 2010-11 for Patriot League play.
However, Kearney was fired after a 9-22 season for the Crusaders, putting Dudzinski from â€œletâ€™s goâ€ to â€œwait and seeâ€.
â€œRight now, Iâ€™m still waiting for them to hire a coach,â€ Dudzinski said. â€œAt this point, Iâ€™m still technically signed.â€
Dudzinski will wait until Holy Cross brings a new coach aboard to make a final decision on the fall.
If Dudzinski decides to leave Holy Cross, they would need to release him from his national letter of intent in order to play for another program. If Holy Cross refused, he would have to sit out a year.
Dudzinski originally chose Holy Cross over Loyola of Chicago and Austin Peay.
The appeal of a future Holy Cross head coach is simple for the senior.
â€œBasically, Iâ€™m looking for someone to push me harder than I push myself and someone who believes in the same style of basketball that Iâ€™m willing to play,â€ Dudzinski said.
Dudzinski averaged over 18 points and 10 rebounds for the Knights in 2009-10.