It was announced yesterday that the Men's Basketball team earned its highest Academic Progress Rate (APR) since the NCAA began the rating system in 2004-2005. A score of 984 is based on the academic years of 2010-2014 and placed Rutgers in the top 20 percent of all men's basketball programs in the country. They ranked tied for sixth among the fourteen Big Ten schools. From Keith Sargeant's article: "Graduating our players is an absolute priority," said head coach Eddie Jordan. "We are proud to have a team culture that emphasizes academic performance. This is a credit to the dedicated work of our students, academic advisor Randi Larson and the entire support staff."
Coach Eddie Jordan graduated earlier this month along with all four seniors: Myles Mack, Kadeem Jack, Malick Kone and Stephen Zurich. While we all wait for coach to return us to glory on the court, it is clear Eddie places an importance on academics and continues to be a class act. It should be noted that the three of the four academic years that comprised this APR were during the Mike Rice era. With coach Jordan leading by example, there should be confidence that the basketball program will earn a high APR score and represent the university in a positive way for years to come.