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Rutgers Basketball Recruiting: Lots of Shoes--Vans and Jordans

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Rutgers was visible at the Peach Jam over the weekend

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Lots of Scarlet Knight buzz over the weekend, as Eddie Jordan and company were tracking down new targets and putting the pedal to the metal with some others.

Maye is one of the top forwards in North Carolina, a state Rutgers has already mined for players. He's exactly the kind of forward Jordan wants--a stretch four--as the coach tries to improve the three point shooting on the court. But there are plenty of other high major teams on his trail.

Meanwhile, at the Peach Jam, Eddie Jordan, Shoes Vetrone and Van Macon sat courtside to watch Isaiah Briscoe dominate.  Briscoe was huge, scoring 16 points in the final 4 game, and 20 in the final--including 2 free throws to put the NJ Playaz over the top.  That Jordan was there made many of the recruiting reporters take notice.  Particularly Adam Zagoria.

The news had been quiet for some time regarding Rutgers and Briscoe, but after this weekend, it is clear they still covet the kid. Arizona also seems to be coming hard, and you can never count Lousiville out--nor can you count out Steve Lavin. Briscoe's recruitment will be interesting to watch. It would be a coup for Jordan to land him, but the opportunity is still there.

In other news, Corey Sanders is high on Rutgers' list as well. And one of the better college reporters out there, Jeff Borzello predicts that Rutgers will land the top 100 point guard.  (EDIT: Two more recruiting expets--including Jerry Meyer--have weighed in and predict Rutgers is the choice.)Rutgers needs floor generals in the worst way and both Briscoe and Sanders would fit the bill.  Briscoe seems to be a combo guard, but he showed he was a playmaker this weekend.  Sanders can lead the team as well.

And so, the Scarlet Knights staff appears to have new life as the new assistants are on the trail. More to come when more news breaks. Keep your eyes open here.

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