Rutgers basketball recruitment update: Scarlet Knights host potential elite pair on official visits


with the 2022-23 season Less than two months later, Rutgers men’s basketball The program is in the midst of a pre-season training regimen on the field to prepare for the upcoming winter season. Meanwhile, the The Scarlet Knights Keep building for the future by staying active in your recruitment path.

Steve Bikel program She hosted an elite group of potential big guys on each of the last two weekends and continues to be heavily involved with the others.

Here are the latest recruitment updates from Scarlet Knights:

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Rutgers hosted Bailey, one of the top players in the 2024 class, for a visit for the second time in three months. After visiting campus unofficially in June with the AAU (Athletes of Tomorrow) program, he made an official visit to Piscataway last weekend, a source told NJ Advance Media. Attended The football team beat Wagner As part of his visit.

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As a junior, Bailey was in the early stages of his recruitment. Ranked 11 nationally in its class in the 247Sports Composite Rankings, there are a number of elite schools interested. This week, for example, he’s expected to have Kentucky, Kansas, Arkansas, Alabama, Auburn, LSU, South Carolina, Indiana and others at his school to watch him train, in On3′s Joe Tipton.

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Rutgers hosted the 6-foot-10, 205-pound 2023 class center from Colorado for an official visit the weekend of September 3.

“He enjoyed his visit,” a coach from the AAU Colorado Hawks told NJ Advance Media last week. “The facilities, the staff and the campus were great for him.”

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The Scarlet Knights pitched the potential client – which is five-star and ranked 14th nationally in the 247Sports Composite rankings – last December and has been in the race for his services ever since. He included Val Rutgers in his top seven teams, the latest cut on his roster. Having already made visits to Piscataway and Auburn, he plans to make official visits to Seton Hall and Arkansas this month.

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The Crimson Knights were in attendance to watch the 2023 Big Class target the big man on the first day of their fall enlistment period, with assistant coach T.J. Thompson heading to his South Kent High School to watch him spar last Friday.

Still in the heat of the race for Kante, Rutgers is a four-star candidate and ranks 109th nationally in the 247Sports Composite which He made an official visit to Piscataway in May Together with his best friend and eventually Rutgers commits Gavin Griffiths.

“The visit went well,” Kante said. NJ Advance Media contributor Adam Zagoria at the time. “I love the school, and the staff are really good people. (Their message is) we want to train you, we want to help you be the best person you can be on and off the field at the next level and help you reach your goals.”

Kanti 247Sports said on Monday He plans to make more visits before making a decision, likely in November. Memphis, from He hired longtime AAU Team Manager Andy Borman This is off season, and you are expected to get an official visit. Other participating teams include Pittsburgh, Maryland (hello, Kevin Willard!) and Michigan.

one last thing

So will the 2023 Hudson Catholic four-star striker Elijah Gertrude, who has included Rutgers among his last five schools along with Kansas, Virginia, Seton Hall and St. Johns. He announces his decision on Wednesday. There’s not much optimism that he landed in Piscataway (or stayed in the New York/NJ area, for that matter).

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Brian Fonseca can be reached at bfonseca@njadvancemedia.com.


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