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UNI Hoops Star O'Rear Drafted By Major League Reds

After He played a big part in the best season in UNI basketball history--- people sometimes forget that Panther center-forward Lucas O'Rear has other ahtletic gifts.

 

The Cincinnati Reds didn't forget O'Rear is a pretty good baseball player. Today the Reds drafted O'Rear in the 13th round of the amateur draft-- the 397th player taken overall.

 O'Rear--who is a valuable sixth man in basketball was a pitcher for the Panther baseball team in 2009--the last year for the program.

 

 

O'Rear says he was excited to get drafted-- and will pursue a professional baseball career-- of course after he finishes his final year of college basketball in 2011.

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