The NCAA has done the right thing in the Kerwin Okoro case.
After initially denying him a waiver to play immediately at Rutgers this season, the NCAA reversed course on Friday.
“I would like to thank the NCAA for granting me a waiver,” said Okoro. “I am very humbled by all the support I have received throughout the process, both from my basketball families at Rutgers and Iowa State. I look forward to working with my teammates and coaches to have a successful season. I feel very fortunate to be at Rutgers and close to my family. I can’t wait to play ball.” To read more of this story, click here
Eli Carter and Derrick Randall are “expected” to receive waivers to play immediately at Florida and Pittsburgh, respectively, following their transfers from Rutgers, an NCAA source told SNY.tv Wednesday.
“They are expected to go through once we have the official paperwork from the respective schools,” the source told SNY.tv.
The source confirmed that Rutgers transfer Vincent Garrett had received a waiver to play immediately at Wisconsin-Green Bay.
All told, four former Mike Rice players are expected to suit up for their new schools in the 2013-14 season, as SNY.tv first reported that Mike Poole had received a waiver to play this year at Iona. To read more of this story, click here
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. -- Late in the New York Lightning’s 77-65 victory over the St. Louis Eagles Friday night at the Peach Jam, Khadeen Carrington made a steal at midcourt, took a few dribbles and then soared in for an uncontested, picturesque dunk.
Carrington finished with a game-best 24 points as the Lightning ended a three-game losing streak here to improve to 1-3.
“That one felt good,” the 6-foot-2, 180-pound combo guard from Bishop Loughlin told SNY.tv after going 7-for-8 from the field, including 2-for-2 from the arc and 8-for-10 from the line. To read more of this story, click here
Mike Williams, one of the top shooters in the Class of 2014 out of Brooklyn Bishop Loughlin High School, has verbally pledged to Rutgers.
The 6-foot-3, 180-pound shooting guard also considered St. John’s and Creighton.
“We as a family came to the decision that he will be attending Rutgers next year,” Mike Williams Sr. told SNY.tv by phone.
“My family, my wife, his grandmother, all the relatives had a hand in the decision-making because getting away and being close to home, that’s what attracted him to Rutgers. To read more of this story, click here
Rutgers officially added Pittsburgh transfer J.J. Moore on Tuesday and he is expected to apply for a hardship waiver to play immediately this coming season, as previously reported by SNY.tv.
“We are very excited to welcome J.J. into our program,” said Rutgers head coach Eddie Jordan. “He’s an exceptional athlete, who brings experience, an aggressive approach and versatility to the floor. J.J. is also a good teammate and the type of player who will help move our program forward.”
The 6-foot-6 Moore played in 94 career games for the Panthers under head coach Jamie Dixon. This past season, Moore was Pitt’s scorer off the bench at both the power forward and small forward positions. He averaged 8.0 points and 3.0 rebounds, while competing in all 33 games To read more of this story, click here
By MATT SUGAM
Nearly three months after being fired by Rutgers after videotapes showed him being verbally and physically abusive toward players, and fresh off a a five-week stay at the John Lucas Wellness and Aftercare Program in Houston, Mike Rice is back on the practice floor in New Jersey.
The former Rutgers head coach was in attendance Tuesday at the Nike Skills Academy camp at Kean University, and while Yahoo! first reported that he was working in drills and practice situations, Rice told SNY.tv that was not the case.
“Just watching,” Rice told SNY.tv by text. “I did no work outs.”
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D.J. Foreman is the latest building block in the Rutgers basketball program.
The 6-foot-9, 240-pound combo forward from Spring Valley, N.Y., committed to coach Eddie Jordan Thursday on a visit.
“Yes, I just committed,” he told SNY.tv by phone.
“They made me feel like it was a family on the visit. I love the coaching staff and it’s real close.” To read more of this story, click here
Less than a month after announcing he was transferring to Auburn from Rutgers, Jerome Seagears has officially done a 180 and returned to the New Jersey school
The rising junior guard on Friday completed the necessary paperwork to return to Rutgers and will be immediately eligible for competition for the 2013-14 season.
“I believe everything happens for a reason and God has a plan for everybody,” said Seagears, who opted to transfer in the wake of the Mike Rice scandal. “I believe this is his plan for me, to return home to my Scarlet Knights. I have experienced a lot of uncertainty over the last several months and I look forward to continuing my college career where it started.” To read more of this story, click here
Transferring Rutgers big man Derrick Randall visited Wagner Tuesday and is closing in on a decision.
The 6-foot-8, 240-pound Randall is also considering Iona, Pittsburgh and Minnesota. He is expected to visit Pittsburgh Thursday.
He previously visited Iona and has not yet been to Minnesota.
Randall, a Bronx native who played at South Kent (Conn.) and Paterson (N.J.) Catholic, averaged 2.1 points and 1.5 rebounds as a sophomore at Rutgers.
He opted to transfer in the wake of the Mike Rice scandal and could obtain a waiver to play immediately. To read more of this story, click here
Former Pittsburgh forward J.J. Moore has committed to Rutgers upon his visit there Thursday.
“J.J. committed to Rutgers,” New York Panthers coach Gary Charles told SNY.tv.
“[Assistant coach] Van Macon was extremely critical in J.J. deciding to go to Rutgers. His ability to address the family concerns and make J.J. feel important tipped the scale in Rutgers’ favor.”
Charles said Moore will apply for a hardship waiver in order to play next season because his grandfather is ill.
“Yes, he will try to get a waiver,” Charles said. To read more of this story, click here