The 2002 Rutgers Football roster is now on-line and there are a few notable names. One of them is former High School All-American John Glass. He attended Syracuse and New Haven before transferring to Rutgers this year. Another name is 2001 first team New Jersey All-State defensive lineman Vincent Iachetta.
2002 SCARLET KNIGHTS FOOTBALL ROSTER
As an All-American at St. Patrick High School, Herve Lamizana always attended the Nike camp.
He never had a chance to impress at the rival adidas ABCD camp. Until this week, that is.
Lamizana, Rutgers University's 6-foot-10 center, and 31 other college players are working here at the Rothman Center as ABCD camp counselors.
Lamizana stands tall at Nike camp
Louie McCroskey has heard the Rutgers "Fab Five" stories, but apparently it hasn't fazed the Bronx standout.
McCroskey is ready to give an oral commitment to Rutgers just as soon as he can visit the campus.
If he does, it could put to bed any remaining talk of the five T5T Playaz and ABCD Campers - Jamar Nutter, Marquis Webb, Darryl Watkins, Terrence Roberts, and Will Sheridan - packaging themselves to the Scarlet Knights program.
Bronx star has eyes for Rutgers
Football - All-Star Game
Sean Szarka and Leigh Denman finish each other's sentences. They know the other's favorite foods and punchlines for the same jokes. And when Szarka is looking for a little running room on the football field, Denman clears the way.
Even after graduation from Roxbury High School, Szarka and Denman are still playing together. They will represent New Jersey at the Governors' Bowl on Saturday.
Delbarton graduate Jarrett Schreck joins the Roxbury duo on Team New Jersey. The 5-foot-11, 175-pound wide receiver is bound for Brown.
Szarka, Denman await Governors' Bowl
J.R. Smith is a defector. He left his shoe company. Don't laugh. In the high stakes, billion-dollar sneaker business, that is a serious charge. One that is liable to have grown men cursing a 16-year-old they thought dunked for their side. When J.R. Smith decided to stop playing for a Nike-sponsored AAU team and start playing for an adidas-backed team, he heard the condemnation.
"My old AAU coach got really mad at me," Smith says. "When I told him I was leaving, he kept telling how this wasn't what basketball's supposed to be about."
Controversial Smith going about his business at ABCD camp
What are they doing now?
Former Rutgers University women's basketball player Tammy Sutton-Brown was one of 12 players selected Wednesday to participate in the 2002 WNBA All-Star game as a reserve. Sutton-Brown, the starting center for the Charlotte Sting, was one of five first-time all-stars selected and is one of three Sting players on the all-star roster. Last season as a rookie, Sutton-Brown helped Charlotte reach the 2001 WNBA Finals.
The 6-foot-4 center currently is third in the league for field goal percentage (.574) and free-throw attempts (109) and tied for fifth in offensive rebounds per game (2.8).
Former Rutgers star Sutton-Brown selected for WNBA All-Star game
Donald "Big Dog" Forbes: BigDog@Rutgersfootball.com