Rutgers F D.J. Foreman's Sophomore Year Off to Impact Start

PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Sophomore D.J. Foreman is on a hot streak to begin his season with two straight starts at forward for coach Eddie Jordan. Foreman spoke with Scout about his improvements in year two at Rutgers, and an explosive second half against Howard.

Rutgers basketball had plenty of highlight plays for its RAC faithful Sunday, but D.J. Foreman says his dunk stole the show. Foreman, Corey Sanders and Jonathan Laurent all threw down impressive dunks. Foreman's was the most valuable, he said.

"I think mine was better," Foreman said. "His (Sanders) was a crowd pleaser, but mine was a game changer. I like mine better. Usually, I'll take my teammate's dunk, but I think mine was better."

Foreman was quiet in the first half against Howard, but a halftime conversation with the coaches woke him up on the way to an impact finish. Foreman grabbed eight second-half rebounds and scored all but one of his points in the final 20 minutes against Howard.

"I just told myself I have to play more aggressive," Foreman said. "Coach [Van] Macon told me that I didn't have any rebounds. When he told me that, I was like, 'I've got to change that.' I came out ... I was making sure I got every rebound that I could so I could get extra posessions, change posessions, play overal more aggressively."

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