Dublin Coffman High School senior Kyle Molock has changed his mind about playing basketball for Purdue University.

Dublin Coffman High School senior Kyle Molock has changed his mind about playing basketball for Purdue University.

Molock, a 6-foot-2 point guard, verbally committed to Purdue in October 2009. He missed last season with a knee injury.

"There were a lot of factors (in Molock's decision to de-commit)," Shamrocks boys basketball coach Jamey Collins said. "He committed nearly two years ago and a lot has changed. There have been changes to the coaching staff (at Purdue), to the roster and to him. He needs to find the best fit for him, and this is his chance to do it now. This is his time."

Molock was one of the top recruits in the state his first two years at Coffman. As a sophomore, he averaged 14 points and three assists and was named first-team all-OCC-Central Division and honorable mention all-district while helping the Shamrocks capture their fifth Division I district championship.

However, he tore the anterior cruciate ligament and lateral collateral ligament while damaging the medial collateral ligament and posterior cruciate ligament in his right knee in the Best of Summer AAU tournament last July in Anaheim, Calif. He underwent surgery last August.

Molock returned to full basketball activities early last month. He then was sidelined temporarily by a broken finger.

"His knee is fine and he is back," Collins said. "His explosiveness is back completely. He looks like he didn't miss a beat."

Collins said Molock has no timetable on selecting a new college. Collins said he has received messages from coaches "at the top level of Division I to the mid-majors."

•Two former Coffman guards, 2011 graduates Christian Heine and Zack Riddle, recently announced their college decisions.

Heine, a four-year varsity player at Coffman, will play at Mercyhurst College, a Division II program in Erie, Pa.

He averaged 13.4 points and shot 42 percent from 3-point range last season. He was a first-team all-OCC-Central and honorable mention all-district selection.

"He is really excited," Collins said. "He will have a chance to be successful. He is a really good shooter and you always need those."

Riddle will attend the University of Toledo, where he won't be on scholarship but still hopes to play for the Rockets, who lack depth at point guard.

In his only season at Coffman, Riddle led the Shamrocks by averaging 16.5 points and 4.1 assists a game and shot a team-high 43.5-percent from 3-point percentage. He was a first-team all-league and third-team all-district selection.

"I think this is perfect for him," Collins said. "He has a chance to earn minutes right away on the level he wants to play. You can't beat that."