Worrel Clahar commits to DePaul

Lawson State Community College (Ala.) point guard Worrel Clahar has committed to DePaul and will join the Blue Demons' Class of 2011.

The 6-foot Clahar previously signed a letter of intent to Texas Southern, but was later released from it. He was still weighing his options for the upcoming season when DePaul recently contacted him after freshman point guard Shane Larkin left the program.

Clahar will have two years of eligibility remaining.

"It meant a lot to me," Clahar said of hearing from DePaul. "I had high majors recruiting me, but I felt they weren't the right fit. It doesn't mean anything to go to a big school and it's not the right fit. I was kind of excited, but I had to get my thoughts together and get down to earth."

Clahar decided DePaul suited him best after talking with Blue Demons coach Oliver Purnell, who told Clahar how his teams played aggressive and up tempo. Clahar was sold.

"I'm really aggressive, really feisty on defense," Clahar said. "I can get to the bucket and have a fairly decent 3. I feel my game is really about aggressiveness.

"I picked DePaul because it was somewhere I could play. I felt their style fit my style. I felt like I was the missing piece could get them to the next level and hopefully win the Big East."

Clahar grew up in Brooklyn, N.Y., and moved to Georgia when he was a high school junior. He graduated from Sound Doctrine Christian Academy in LaGrange, Ga., before attending Lawson State.

Clahar committed to DePaul without making a visit to the school. He planned to arrive on campus on Sunday.

Scott Powers covers high school and college sports for ESPNChicago.com and can be reached at spowers@espnchicago.com.