Rudolph to Big East

Brian Rudolph is torn no more. The New Bedford High (Mass.) senior point guard will spurn the prep school route in favor of Big East play next year - and who can really blame him?

The more he mulled it over, Brian Rudolph decided that prep school wasn't his best option.

The 5-foot-10, 170-pound New Bedford High (Mass.) senior point guard opted to go directly to college next season and commit to Providence.

``It's the Big East and it's close to home," Rudolph said. "I feel I can be successful there if I work hard."

Rudolph is a pass-first guy who averaged 24 points and 10 assists per game in his senior season at New Bedford. George Washington wanted him to go the prep school route while James Madison, Rhode Island and Loyola (Md.) were all willing to take him immediately.

``The more I thought about prep, the more I didn't want to do it," Rudolph said.

Rudolph took a visit to Providence in the middle of last week and that basically sealed the deal.

``I live about 35-40 minutes away," he said. "That's a good thing."

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