Rudolph Has Dilemna

Brian Rudolph is a guy who has slipped under the radar for a couple reasons. Not anymore. The 5-foot-10 senior from New Bedford (Mass.) is finally getting some impressive looks, but he's got a decision to make soon.

Brian Rudolph has a decision to make. Earlier in the year, it was a no-brainer. Now it's far more difficult.

Rudolph is a 5-foot-10, 170-pound senior point guard at New Bedford High (Mass.) who has gone from a guy getting looks from America East schools to someone who is getting pursued by schools at least one step higher.

Rudolph's team was eliminated earlier this week by an undefeated Newton North team, which is led by Wake Forest-bound guard Anthony Gurley and Corey Lowe, a combo guard headed to Providence.

Rudolph scored 24 points in the 72-68 loss.

``The ball just bounced their way," Rudolph said.

Rudolph is a quick, pass-first floor leader who has flown under the radar for a couple of reasons.

1) He plays at a Massachusetts public high school and doesn't receive much exposure.

2) More importantly, he didn't get much exposure with the Bristol Stars last summer.

He averaged 24 points and 10 assists per game and was dead-set on heading to prep school – most likely at either Brewster or Worcester Academy.

But George Washington coach Karl Hobbs said he'd take Rudolph after a year in the preps. Rhode Island, James Madison and Loyola (Md.) have offered scholarships for this season while Providence is still evaluating him.

``It's difficult," said Rudolph, who has already qualified academically. "I don't know what to do. I like Coach Hobbs a lot, but it's still a tough decision."

``I'm going to make my decision whenever it comes to me," he added.

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