In a move that many have speculated about for weeks, Junior Point Guard Jerome Seagears has decided to transfer, Jon Rothstein reports.
Seagears, one of the many talented players brought in by Mike Rice, originally transferred to Auburn in the midst of the Rice scandal, but came back in June. It was a move that was hailed by most Rutgers fans, and something they hoped would help put a competitive team on the court in coach Eddie Jordan's first year.
But Seagears never seemed to gel with what Jordan wanted done on the offensive end. He ended up benched several times this season, including the famous Memphis game, where Jordan lamented half the team's buy-in. Seagears was also named in a possible lawsuit against Mike Rice. And in the 61 point loss to Louisville, color commentary Tim Welsh called Seagears out for his lack of hustle.
Where Seagears will move to is unknown. He has one year of eligibility remaining and would likely have to sit out a year to play, unless he moves down a year.
Now Jordan and company have a scholarship to play with, with offers out to big man Adonis Delarosa and guard Jamall Gregory. And with some coaching vacancies already popping up, maybe the Scarlet Knights will try to get involved with some former commits they already had ties with.
The offseason has begun with a bang as Eddie Jordan tries to rebuild the image, brand, and quality of Rutgers basketball.