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Rutgers has reportedly set a 4:30 p.m. press conference for Tuesday to likely announce Eddie Jordan as their next men’s basketball coach.
The Rutgers Board of Directors is set to meet Tuesday to approve a contract that would allow Jordan to be hired for the position.
Jordan, 58, a former Rutgers player who currently is an assistant with the Los Angeles Lakers under Mike D’antoni, is replacing former coach Mike Rice, who was fired along with Athletic Director Tim Pernetti, after tapes surfaced of Rice verbally, mentally and physically berating his players during practice.
Jordan was the point guard for the Scarlet Knights when the team made its only Final Four in 1976. He left the school as the program’s all-time leader in assists and steals. He interviewed for the job in 2010, when Rice was chosen over him.
If hired, the job would be Jordan’s first as a college head coach. He served as coach in the NBA with Sacramento, Washington and Philadelphia.
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UConn commit Juwan Durham, a four-star big man in the Class of 2016, has torn the ACL in his right knee for the second time in seven months. The Florida native committed to the Huskies and head coach Kevin Ollie back in September. The 6-foot-9 forward is regarded as the No. 31 overall prospect in the national Class of 2016, so he can really be a force when he’s healthy.
In a report from Tampabay.com’s Bob Putnam, UConn was notified of the injury immediately and there is no change in plans with the commitment. The Huskies also own commitments from four-star point guard Alterique Gilbert and three-star power forward Mamadou Diarra in the Class of 2016. Having Diarra, an active, rim-protecting presence, helps with Durham’s recovery, since he can provide some more front court depth.
If Durham rehabs back to full speed, UConn has a very talented power forward who was just hitting his stride in the Florida state playoffs last February. UConn has a nice class so far with this group, especially if Durham can recover, With a year to recover until next season, Durham can hopefully play during his freshman season in 2016.
Arizona State fans won’t get a chance to see Torian Graham take the floor this season, but he did sky over fellow teammates (and transfer) Shannon Evans on Friday night at the team’s Maroon and Gold Madness. The 6-foot-4 Graham is a former Buffalo commit — Evans also came from Buffalo — and both players will have to sit out the 2015-16 season due to NCAA transfer regulations.
Graham hasn’t had a chance to get into a Division I game, but he’ll be able to play for the Sun Devils next season. For now, fans can look forward to Graham’s athleticism on the wing in pregame dunk routines.
A former top-100 prospect, Graham also pulled off this ridiculous move in the dunk contest.