Front Court Impresses Jordan Through Week One

PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Rutgers is five weeks away from its basketball season-opener against George Washington at the RAC. Head coach Eddie Jordan is please with the progress so far, including the development of new faces at guard and in the post in the first week of practice.

Rutgers has only 10 scholarship players set to suit up in the upcoming basketball season, but the ones available showed signs of progress through the first week of preseason practice.

Head coach Eddie Jordan tries to split up projected starting guards Myles Mack and Bishop Daniels because of the disadvantage it creates for the other scrimmaging squad.

"I started off the first couple of practices with them on the same team. and I broke them up," Jordan said. "I just thought they were too dominant in practice."

Jordan was highly complementary of the post play so far, including high praise for freshman Ibrahima Diallo.

Diallo and wing Ryan Johnson are ineligible to play as true freshmen, opening opportunities for walk-ons Stephen Zurich and Jake Dadika in the mix.

"We're at the rim all night long in practice, and we weren't close to doing that last year," Jordan said.

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