J.R. Inman Ready to Decide

The timetable had been set for mid-July, but things can change quickly in the world of recruiting and that's what happened with J.R. Inman. The 6-8 versatile forward from New Jersey is nearly certain he'll be staying close to home for college.

J.R. Inman's intention was to wait until after ABCD Camp in early July before making a decision, but the timeline changed after the versatile 6-8 forward took a pair of visits in the past week.

Inman will make his intentions public at a news conference on either Monday or Tuesday and will likely choose Rutgers over N.C. State.

``Right now I'm leaning towards Rutgers, but nothing's official yet," said the 200-pound Inman, who averaged 18.7 points and 10.7 boards per game as a junior at St. Joseph (N.J.).

Sources close to both Inman and Rutgers confirmed that they expect Inman to choose the Scarlet Knights.

``What changed is that I went down to N.C. State when we were down for the Tournament of Champions and I had a chance to see the campus," he added. "Then I came back and took a visit to Rutgers."

Inman had always wanted to attend Maryland, where his father, Gerald, played football. However, the Terps never offered Inman and he finally came to the conclusion that he wouldn't play in College Park.

``The deciding factor is the location," Inman said. "It's close to home so my parents can see me play. I really like N.C. State and the fact that I can play both forward spots there, but it's far away. If I go to Rutgers, my parents can see me play all the time."


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