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."