Basketball Practice Report: Deshawn Freeman Out with Knee Injury

PISCATAWAY, N.J. – Rutgers is down another big man and it does not come at a good time. Rutgers coach Eddie Jordan announced that starting forward DeShawn Freeman is out with a knee injury and will not play Saturday against rival Seton Hall.

The Headline – Rutgers (3-4) had size problems before the latest development and is now without athletic forward DeShawn Freeman for at least two weeks. Coach Eddie Jordan announced a knee injury for Freeman, who will be reevaluated later in December.

“He’s probably going to miss a week or two,” Jordan said. “We’ll see how he is next Tuesday but we think he’s going to be out two weeks – sore knee.”

Rutgers is down Freeman and center Shaquille Doorson for the rivalry game against Seton Hall. Sophomore D.J. Foreman takes the starting spot for Freeman for Saturday. Omari Grier remains the starter at small forward.

Worth Noting – After an 84-51 blowout loss at Seton Hall last season, it is a clean slate for Rutgers and Jordan.

“I just want to prepare this team for their team right now for Saturday,” Jordan said. “[I’ll discuss] my own thoughts from last year, because we didn’t handle their defense that well.”

Quote of the Day – “It’s probably more of a rivalry within the community not with our players and their players, I think, from the Turnpike exit to the Turnpike exit there may be some rivalries – a community of people who are Rutgers fans and Seton Hall fans and love this game.” – Jordan on an in-state rivalry.

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