Sanders brings major talent to Rutgers
The early part of Eddie Jordan’s tenure at Rutgers hasn’t been filled with a ton of success. Taking over under odd circumstances, Jordan has had to overcome adversity along with a roster that was in constant flux. Now moving into the Big Ten, arguably the toughest conference in America, Jordan needs a talent infusion on the roster, and he got just that on Thursday. At 6-foot-2 with near elite athleticism and the ability to handle the ball as well as make plays off the dribble for himself and his teammates, talent is not the question with Corey Sanders. He has a ton of it, and proved it time after time playing with the Showtime Ballers. When looking at the Rutgers roster, Sanders should be able to come in right away and at least play a role, and probably will compete for starters minutes depending on how quickly he adjusts to the system in place. Quite simply this is a pickup that Jordan needed. His team struggled mightily in the American Athletic Conference last season, and there is no question the Big Ten is deeper and more talented this year than the American was last year, and going forward. Because of that high level talent is needed in a big way. As a four-star prospect, Sanders is the highest rated recruit to pick Rutgers under the guidance of Jordan. He should bring a sense of credibility to the program that should lead others to at least take a look at the Scarlet Knights. With Sanders the only major question with him is consistency and discipline, and that will be the test for Jordan. The raw talent is there with Sanders, but at times the effort and production simply isn’t. If Jordan can keep Sanders focused, that will allow his significant natural talent to come through, and will show just what he is capable of getting done. Overall there is a lot to like here for Rutgers. They finally are able to breakthrough and get a top 100 commitment, and it comes with a guy with huge upside. Now is where Jordan and his staff, which has an NBA background, will have to earn their money. If they can develop him, he has a chance to be a game changer for them, and that is exactly what the program needs.
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