UPDATE: Mercer, FAU still waiting on Walters' decision

Breakfast and lunch came and went for Rex Walters, Florida Atlantic and Mercer.

Dinner is next.

The Florida Atlantic men's basketball coach still hadn't told either school where he'll be coaching next year.

Walters was back in Boca Raton, Fla., today to talk to his current team about their futures and his place in it. But as of 4:30 p.m. today, there was still no word on his decision.

Walters apparently told his team today and Mercer's players in a meeting Monday that he may need more than a day to decide. It's unknown as of this afternoon whether FAU has made a counter offer.

Attempts to reach FAU athletics director Craig Angelos this afternoon were unsuccessful.

One consideration for Walters is that his in-laws live in Jupiter, Fla., less than an hour from Boca Raton. The Omaha, Neb., native is married and has four children.

Florida Atlantic went 15-18 overall and 8-10 in the Sun Belt. The Owls lose four seniors and would likely be considered a strong contender next year in the conference.

One thing that hurt this year's team was Walters' eight-game suspension of standout Paul Graham III for "conduct detrimental to the team." In 25 games, the junior guard averaged 14 points on 46.4-percent shooting. Last year, he averaged 14.1 points on 45.9-percent shooting.

Walters, known as a serious disciplinarian, has long had the nickname "T-Rex" in part for his ability to draw technical fouls as well as his intensity.

He suspended three players during the 2006-07 season, mostly for academics. One player was leading scorer DeAndre Rice, who was later ruled ineligible by the NCAA, which then overturned its ruling in time for him to play in 21 of 31 games.