Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Jets sign VCU's Pellot-Rosa

Jesse Pellot Rosa, the home-grown guard/forward who was a four-year starter at VCU, has signed a free agent deal with the New York Jets. The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review has the AP story.

"Pellot-Rosa, who tried out at wide receiver, helped lead the Rams to a Colonial Athletic Association title and a first-round upset of Duke in the NCAA tournament in March. He averaged 13.3 points, 4.5 rebounds and shot over 42 percent from 3-point range last season.

"Pellot-Rosa last played organized football in high school [at George Wythe]. He was recruited by Tennessee, Alabama and Virginia to play football, but chose to play basketball at VCU, which doesn't have a football team."

Pellot-Rosa played as hard every night as any player ever to wear the Rams colors. He was clutch when the game was on the line and he was the team’s best defensive player. Don’t be surprised if he makes the Jets 53-man squad and turns out to be an excellent wide receiver, or perhaps a safety.

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