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Rutgers Basketball Guard Corey Sanders leaning toward leaving college.

The sophomore point guard spoke the west coast media today.

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In an interview with ABC 10, Corey Sanders talked about his workout with the Sacramento Kings. The reporters flat out asked him if he was going back to school

Sanders said, “You know, I’m really leaning towards coming out, but I want to get some feedback from the Kings and go from there.”

Those words should send chills through the spines of Rutgers fans. Sanders, who started nearly all of the games last season was the lynchpin to the Scarlet Knights. He averaged 12.8 points per game and 3.2 assists. He also showed a marked improvement on defense under coach Steve Pikiell.

Later in the interview, Sanders says the decision to leave Rutgers or come back will be “real tough.” He continues, “It’s gonna take some prayer and talk to my people and see what the best decisions is gonna be.”

He expects feedback from the Kings tomorrow and says it will be a big decision.

“Since I’ve been out here work, I feel like I’ve got a lot better...It will help me develop more in the NBA than going back to school because you don’t get as much basketball as you want to.”

Losing Sanders would be a huge blow to the Scarlet Knights. At the moment, Rutgers has one open scholarship, and a recruiting class of guard Geo Baker, transfer guard Peter Kiss, forward Myles Johnson and a verbal commitment from JUCO Point Guard Souf Mensah.

More to come as it develops.

Update: Corey Sanders returns to Rutgers.