Rutgers begins training camp Aug.1 when players formally report to the Hale Center. Players return to campus today for classes and workouts after time away for the Fourth of July.
Cypress Bay (Fla.) cornerback Deion Hallmon trimmed his list two times in the first week with Rutgers standing out in both lists. Now with a top five, Hallmon also named Florida State, Wisconsin, Syracuse and West Virginia.
Nassau (Garden City, N.Y.) Community College offensive lineman Chad Mavety was the top prospect on campus this week. The four-star JuCo lineman originally hails from New Jersey and enjoyed a sit-down with head coach Kyle Flood. Alabama and Florida State are the next two stops for Mavety.
Miami Norland High (Fla.) three-star receiver Kendrick Edwards slowed his decision date and now plans to make his commitment the first week of August. Edwards named Rutgers his leader but hopes to visit Louisville before a decision.
Weeki Wachee (Fla.) offensive lineman Marcus Applefield most recently visited Syracuse. Applefield is keeping leaders to himself right now and said he'd like to have a decision by the start of school but will not force anything.
The Jersey Shore Basketball League tipped off last week though many Rutgers players will not begin until tonight. Rising junior forward Malick Kone impressed in the first week with multiple big scoring nights.
Rutgers products Dane Miller and Quincy Douby made appearances at the JSBL last week and are expected to return throughout July. Miller scored three points Wednesday night. Douby, the last first round NBA draft pick out of Rutgers, stole the show. Douby nailed nine 3-pointers in a 43-point outing.
Though most of the roster will be in the JSBL, rising junior center Kadeem Jack will return to a New York City summer league.