Rutgers desperately needs scholarship players for new head coach Steve Pikiell and the Scarlet Knights helped address that problem on Wednesday as Canadian Class of 2016 wing Eugene Omoruyi committed.
The 6-foot-7 Omoruyi is described by many as a late bloomer since he just started playing basketball in the 10th grade after previously playing soccer. A versatile wing who spent his senior season at Orangeville Prep, Omoruyi reportedly averaged 17 points and eight rebounds per game as a senior.
With Rutgers only having 10 scholarship players before this, Omoruyi gives them some additional depth on the wing and another body in practice. Pikiell’s first class at Rutgers now includes wing Issa Thiam, guard Matt Bullock and juco forward Candido Sa.