Shore League Preview: Jerome Seagears

PISCATAWAY, N.J. — The Jersey Shore summer league tips off tomorrow night in Belmar, N.J., and will be on hand to check out nine Scarlet Knights in action. Guard Jerome Seagears is the final component in our preview, so come inside and read what the four-star guard thinks about Rutgers so far.

PISCATAWAY, N.J. — In the eyes of Jerome Seagears, when the Rutgers men's basketball team tips off in November, unity will be its strongest asset.

To Seagears, the Scarlet Knights will be a wolf pack on the court — and not the goofy Zach Galifianakis kind. The dangerous kind.

"We are [preparing] ourselves right," Seagears said. "By the time this season runs around, we're going to be like some wolves. We'll be like a pack of wolves out there.

"We're going to go at anything. We're not going to be scared of anything. We'll be a unit, a team. We work hard together, we put in work together and success is going to come together."

The five Scarlet Knights already enrolled have a powerful connection, Seagears said, but the true building blocks to success begin tomorrow in the Jersey Shore League.

"I think we're going to be very dangerous and I hope a lot of people come out and check us out," Seagears said. "A lot of alumni and fans and friends say they're ready for it to start already."

The first game tips off tomorrow at 7:15 p.m. at St. Rose's McCann Activities and Athletics Center in Belmar, N.J.

Nine Scarlet Knights — Seagears, Myles Mack, Derrick Randall, Greg Lewis, Wally Judge, Malick Kone, Elijah Carter, Austin Johnson and Austin Carroll — will be together on the Gutter Cleaners.

"It's getting that chemistry going and that teamwork," Seagears said. "Nothing builds it like doing it. We've been playing some pickup, but it will be huge to do it in an actual game."

When the Gutter Cleaners take the court tomorrow, they will have some experience together. Seagears said the already enrolled members of the team play pickup at least twice per week.

"We have so many talented players at different positions and we've already been working together for some time now," he said. "We have a lot of versatile players that can be multiple positions. And then we've got Wally, who came from Kansas State and has been to an Elite Eight."

Seagears enrolled at Rutgers in the beginning of the month and said he loves the college experience.

"I don't want to be anywhere else right now, I love the RAC," he said. "When you're in your senior year of high school, it's all just like, ‘OK when am I heading to college.' Then when you get here, it's a great experience. It's what I expected and more. We have a great locker room, training room, friends. We have it all."

Seagears is enrolled in one class during the first summer session with teammates Mack and Lewis. He said he enjoys the class, but the college schedule will be an adjustment.

"I would say the toughest part is completing the work every day," Seagears said. "I wasn't used to that in high school. It's work around the clock. You have to complete your work every day, keep on top of the school work and get up early ready to do it again the next day."

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