- Detailed NFL Mock Drafts, Player Prospect Rankings, and One of the Largest Mock Draft Databases on the Web

2011-12 College Basketball Season Preview: Rutgers

Written by Paul Banks of the Washington Times, David Kay and Peter Christian of the The Sports Bank. Send Paul an e-mail here: paulb05 AT hotmail DOT com.
All other e-mail, including advertising and link proposals, send to:

Rutgers Scarlet Knights (Last Year: 15-17, 5-13 in Big East)

2011-12 Projected Depth Chart:

F/C: Gilvydas Burita (So)/Austin Johnson (Jr)/Derrick Randall (Fr)

PF: Kadeem Jack (Fr)/Greg Lewis (Fr)

SF: Dane Miller (Jr)/Mike Poole (So)/Malick Kone (Fr)

SG: Jerome Seagears (Fr)/Austin Carroll (So)

PG: Myles Mack (Fr)/Eli Carter (Fr)/Tyree Graham (Jr)

Gone: PF-Jonathan Mitchell, G-James Beatty, PG-Mike Coburn, F-Robert Lumpkins

2011-12 Outlook:
Mike Rice's first season as head coach of the Rutgers Scarlet Knights ended with controversy as his team was somewhat screwed by terrible officiating in a loss to St. John's in the Big East Tournament. With a talented group of in-coming freshmen, Rice has Rutgers on the right path, but the program is still a year or two away from competing with some of the bigger dogs in the conference.

Rice impressed the heck out of me in his first season at Rutgers. His team competed extremely hard on a nightly basis and despite lacking the talent to hang in the Big East, the Knights showed tremendous promise. An influx of freshman talent that is one of the better recruiting classes RU has seen in some time only adds to the optimism surrounding the program.

The most touted of the seven freshmen is 5-10 point guard Myles Mack. He is lightning quick with the basketball and capable of being a distributor or a scorer when needed. Mack and fellow freshman Jerome Seagears could end up being the starting backcourt. Seagears is also able to run the point and would give Rice two ball-handlers on the floor at the same time. Tyree Graham missed all of last season after undergoing knee surgery and then ruptured his Achilles in April putting his season in jeopardy. That means freshman Eli Carter will likely be the first guard off the bench while sharpshooter Austin Carroll will try to work his way into the rotation.

Junior Dane Miller brings the most experience to the floor and will have to establish himself as a leader. He will return to the starting small forward role with sophomore wing Mike Poole probably being the team's sixth man. Both guys are athletic and versatile defenders, but struggle with their outside shots. Freshman Malick Kone figures to be the odd man out at small forward.

Power forward Kadeem Jack is another highly anticipated recruit, who enrolled at Rutgers after the first semester of last year but chose to redshirt. His agility inside will be a great complement to crafty scorer Gilvydas Biruta who really made great strides during his freshman season and was a Big East All-Rookie selection.

Austin Johnson was a valuable contributor off the bench due to his size and strength, and will again be counted on to provide depth inside. Freshmen Derrick Randall and Greg Lewis are talented and physical interior players who give Rice more options than he had a year ago. Kansas State transfer Wally Judge committed to Rutgers this summer but will sit out this per NCAA rules. He will add even more competition during practices and is another solid piece for the future.

I truly believe that Rutgers is one of the more promising programs of the many college basketball teams trying to undergo a rebuilding project. Their struggles are well-documented; not having a winning conference record in more than a decade and failing to make the NCAA Tournament for 20 years. With a young nucleus and energetic head coach, the Scarlet Knights are on the rise. However, they are still too young to move into the upper half of the Big East. In another year or two, it could be a completely different story.

Player to Watch: Myles Mack, PG
With a lot of physical guards in the Big East, it will be interesting to see how the small Mack handles the transition in his freshman campaign. He will have to rely on his speed and savvy as a point guard to carry him until he is able to get stronger. There should be great competition at the point with Seagers, Carter, and Graham that should help Mack get ready for the rigors of the Big East.

Key Non-Conference Games:
  • 11/22 vs. Illinois State (Cancun Challenge)
  • 11/23 vs. Illinois/Richmond (Cancun Challenge)
  • 12/3 vs. LSU (Big East/SEC Challenge)
  • 12/29 vs. Florida

    Predicted Big East Finish: 12th

    Leave a comment

    click on image to refresh it
    Cayden 03-07-2014 06:36 am (total posts: 1)
    2     2

    Much may be carried out to build up the crash-worthiness of the automobiles QuotesChimp generate. Security progress pieces has to be dealt with. Aspect-effect safety requirements ought to be updated to lessen thoracic/stomach harms and brain accidents from experience of the a pillar and from sidedoor ejection, especially in automobile-to-automobile aspect-effect accidents. Improved rollover-protection becomes necessary, using a necessity that antilock brakes be set up in each automobile to cut back roll overs. Automated inactive discipline security conditions, presently created for voyager vehicles, should really be expaned to incorporate gentle vehicles and vehicles, that have become increasingly more well-liked by the driving people. Less harms are equaled by safer automobiles. Less harms shift underwriters' numbers involving their threat of reduction. A lower-risk of reduction permits rates to be reduced by the corporations.
    Sara 01-08-2014 12:03 am (total posts: 1)
    3     3

    We saw this last week because we were draeepste to get out of the house and it was ADORABLE! My husband especially loved it because he could relate to all the old video games of his youth. Super cute!
    Seat 01-07-2014 03:55 pm (total posts: 1)
    3     3

    My daughter suegsgted me to read it this morning and i did during my lunch break. AND it was a wonderful book. She read it at least 4 times now. I really enjoyed it. I shall thank you and my daughter. Thank you very much for the lovely note for her birthday.
    DjJulliano 01-07-2014 03:45 pm (total posts: 1)
    4     3

    > Valid or no, the snickering and wikcarcesing about the comments from Fedor's management have been regurgitated to death at pretty much every MMA forum on the Internet for going on two weeks now. And people still think it's witty and novel. Yet this doesn't hold true for Dana White-bashing, So you'll forgive me if I pay it no mind.
    Facundo 01-07-2014 08:56 am (total posts: 1)
    2     2

    shredding is not in my bag of usual tricks but I can deinlitefy see the benefits in this lesson as it easily adapts to many different genre and styles of guitar playing. And as far as the comments on there being a lack of soul in his playing run? scales and spider exercises for 10 minutes and then show off that purdy mouth
    Bertha 01-05-2014 06:18 am (total posts: 1)
    2     2

    We've ariverd at the end of the line and I have what I need!
    Sheila 01-05-2014 06:04 am (total posts: 1)
    3     2

    Love your work, Admin, but why aren't you posting signle Daniele sets? She's sooo pretty and sooo hot and sooo lovely and you get the idea, right? Thanks.
    Thiago 01-04-2014 06:31 pm (total posts: 1)
    2     2

    This is the kind of writing I like to see olnine. I appreciate good grammar and properly researched information. I also like the main points made by this writer. Thank you for your conscientious writing.
    Jorge 01-04-2014 07:19 am (total posts: 1)
    2     2

    Jana / Five snippets. 50% of the CD, and I am aleardy amazed at the beauty of what we have heard! Saying thanks just isn't enough!What a lovely gift of music for the fans! David is just the best, nobody else like him out there.
    Jennifer 01-03-2014 09:25 pm (total posts: 1)
    2     3

    alsoknownasallenkeys / Why do people alyaws complain about reviews being too low? If their all too low then relatively they are correct. Technically 10 is perfect and 5 should be average so 7/10 is a good score. The game has good aspects but is a bit boring and doesn't have anything special about it just a few old ideas shoved together. 7 out of 10 is as high as it can get for a game like this or every single games that isn't rubbish will be getting 8 s or above
    Nicola 01-03-2014 12:26 pm (total posts: 8)
    2     3

    Deleted and banned
    Willians 01-03-2014 10:43 am (total posts: 8)
    2     2

    Deleted and banned
    Ahmet 01-03-2014 06:11 am (total posts: 8)
    2     2

    This game was pretty hyped when they ancnouned a reboot to deus ex last year and any game that is released on a multiplatform makes loads of profit, so personally i think this game had good reception, i actually know a lot of people who purchased it because of its longevity. Besides its a good change of pace considering most games are all about constant action, weak story lines, and 6 hours worth of gameplay, give or take.
    Tish 01-03-2014 04:30 am (total posts: 8)
    2     2

    Smdc-kaab what I was looking for-ty!
    Abimanyu 01-03-2014 01:03 am (total posts: 2)
    2     2

    That's my problem as well. I dont want to play minmagies, i want to play an assassin. And my opinion is that they raped the game with so much extra content like investment, bombcrafting, sending assassins to missions, den fights, that on the one hand made other revelant things look smaller, and on the other hand pulls me out of the magic, the environment creates . I miss horses for faster travel, and I find it pretty annoying that now every soldier has rifles and grenades.

    Fantasy Football Rankings - July 30

    2016 NFL Mock Draft - July 24

    2015 NFL Mock Draft - July 23

    2015 NBA Mock Draft - July 1

    NFL Free Agents

    NFL Picks - Feb. 2

  • © 1999-2014 Walter Cherepinsky : all rights reserved
    Privacy Policy
    2 5 9

 Now on Twitter: Twitter

    Subscribe to the RSS Feed: RSS Feed