BY MATT SUGAM & ADAM ZAGORIA
Rutgers has lost two commits a week after the Mike Rice fallout began.
South Kent point guard Shane Rector and junior college wing Chris Griffin have both reopened their recruitments, SNY.tv has learned.
“Shane is officially re-opening his recruitment,” Rector’s dad Deshon told SNY.tv. “He will keep Rutgers on his list.”
While Rector is still open to going to Rutgers, Griffin’s AAU coach Chris Ayers said the player has “decommited.” It does not appear likely Griffin is going stick to with Rutgers.
Griffin is ranked No. 14 overall nationally in the junior college ranks by jucorecruiting.com and has two years of eligibility left.
Griffin also held offers from Auburn, Miami, Florida Gulf Coast, San Francisco and St. Bonaventure.
Rector was also considering Providence, Xavier and Arizona State when he committed to Rutgers.
SEAGEARS COULD STAY
Last week it was reported that guard Jerome Seagears was transferring. However, there’s a chance Seagears could stay at Rutgers.
“He’s going to explore his options,” a source told SNY.tv. “He will reconsider if [acting head coach David Cox] is the coach.”
Seagears averaged 6.5 points, 2.6 assists and 2.2 rebounds per game.