Rudolph's Situation Clears Up

Brian Rudolph has received rave reviews since arriving at Bridgton Academy - both on and off the court. Now the 5-foot-11 point guard, who signed with Providence last year, has his legal troubles behind him and will look to finish the season strong and then make a college decision.

Bridgton Academy point guard Brian Rudolph's options should increase now that his legal issues have been resolved.

Rudolph was given three years' probation and 300 community service earlier this month after he admitted, as part of a plea bargain of sorts in which he admitted that he stabbed a teen at a party.

The 5-foot-11 Rudolph, who averaged 24 points and 10 assists at New Bedford High (Mass.) a year ago, has received rave reviews since arriving at Bridgton.

``He's been better than good," Bridgton coach Whit Lesure said. "When he came, we told him he needed to be beyond reproach in every aspect – and that's exactly what he's done."

Rudolph is a high honor roll student.

``He's well-respected and has been a leader and a barometer for us," Lesure added.

Rudolph had signed a letter of intent to play at Providence this season prior to the incident. Now with his legal matters cleared up, the Friars could still be a viable option.

``They are still monitoring his progress," Lesure said.

Lesure said that numerous other schools have also called to inquire about Rudolph.

Lesure said that Rudolph is one of the primary reasons why Bridgton only has two losses and is ranked the top prep team in the nation.

``He's sets an aggressive tone defensively and has been a pass-first guy who gets us into our offense," Lesure said. "He's averaging less than double-figure points after scoring a lot in high school."

``He's a guy whose unselfish, really competes and plays hard," added Lesure.

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