"I have relationship with coach [David] Cox," Kone told Scout.com. "I believe in coach Cox and coach Rice. Rutgers has a good program. They are serious about basketball and school."
"When [coach Cox] was at Georgetown he started to recruit me," he added. "Then he moved to Rutgers. I respect coach Cox. He never gave up recruiting me."
"I think when I get to Rutgers a lot of people are going to be surprised when they see me play," Kone said. "I'm going to try and lead Rutgers through the Big East and into the NCAAs."
Kone, a standout at Dycks (Va.) Blue Ridge, is Rutger's second verbal commitment in the 2011 class. He joins four-star prospect Derrick Randall.