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Freddy Asprilla in 2010?

Art Alvarez answered the phone Thursday, even though he was already on the other line.

The caller? Florida coach Billy Donovan.

The presumed subject? Freddy Asprilla, a 6-foot-10 center who was the Sun Belt Freshman of the Year in March after averaging 14 points and 9.3 rebounds at Florida International.

Because FIU fired Sergio Ruoco - who was the reason Asprilla, who originally committed to Miami but didn't have a sufficient SAT score, attended the school in the first place - the center is looking for a new home.

"Everybody in America has inquired about him," Alvarez said.