Judge To Rutgers

Rutgers coach Mike Rice will get a big man to play in the middle in the form of Kansas State transfer Wally Judge. The 6-foot-9, 250-pound Judge will have to sit out one year before being eligible for the 2012-13 season.

Wally Judge decided on Rutgers.

After news broke Maryland was hiring Texas A&M coach Mark Turgeon to replace Gary Williams as coach, word began getting out the 6-foot-9, 250-pound Judge was transferring from Kansas State to Rutgers.

Sources confirmed to Scout.com's Evan Daniels and ScarletReport.com's Brian Dohn that Judge was heading to Rutgers.

Judge told ScarletReport.com last week he was down to Maryland and Rutgers, and he liked the atmosphere of the Rutgers program and the unity of the Scarlet Knights.

"They have a lot of city kids, and I'm a city kid," Judge said at the time. "They are like me. They do the same things I do, and act the way I act. I like that. I felt comfortable with them."

Under NCAA transfer rules, Judge will have to sit out a year and then have two years of eligibility to remaining. He will begin playing for the Scarlet Knights in 2012-13, but he will begin taking classes later this month.

As a freshman at Kansas State, Judge averaged 3.3 points and three rebounds in 36 games. He averaged 5.5 points and had 3.8 rebounds in 17 games (11 starts) last season before announcing at the end of January he left the team and would transfer.

Scarlet Report Top Stories