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Monday / August 21.
  • Chandler Dismissed from Rutgers

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    Rutgers junior guard Corey Chandler has been kicked off the team for a violation of team rules.

    “We wish Corey the best as he moves forward,” Rutgers head coach Fred Hill said in a statement. “We consider this a family matter and there will be no further comment.”

    Chandler, out of Newark East Side High School, averaged 7.0 points and 3.3 rebounds last season.

    His exit leaves Rutgers with just three scholarship guards in Mike Rosario, James Beatty and Mike Coburn.

    Chandler is the third player to leave in the last nine months, following Christian Morris (December) and Earl Pettis (May) both of whom transferred.

    In the wake of playing only five minutes in a blowout loss at Syracuse, the 6-foot-2 Chandler nearly transferred from Rutgers after last season. But he elected to stay after mending fences with Hill.

    A source close to Chandler said he stayed primarily because of his relationship with Rosario. 

    A number of schools are willing to take Chandler right now, although he would have to sit out a year per NCAA transfer regulations.

    University of Maryland-Eastern Shore, University of Tennessee-Chattanooga, University of North Carolina-Central and North Carolina A&T already offered,” said Alif Muhammad of the Alif Muhammad NIA School in Newark, an adviser to Chandler. “They’ll take him.”

    The news is the second headline to come out of the Rutgers men’s basketball program today, following a coaching change.

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    Adam Zagoria is a New York Times contributor and Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.

    • AZ,

      Were YOU also hinting at Micheal Chandler and his de-commit?
      Is this a play of words?

      Note:
      There is growing and growing stories coming from the West Coast.
      The Arizona mystic is becoming a more talked about tale.

      And ARIZONA’s tale has taken another step forward.
      The addition of Angel Nunez and Angelo …..translates into TWO angels going to Arizona.

      Some folks are superstitions. Angel talked about the hispanic community in Tucson . They and Angel have certain beliefs.

      Does the belief provide an insight into the Nunez family?
      Another sign from above.
      It is no coincidence that Sidiki is an Arizona Wildcat.

      Imagine the talk when they hear of Angel and Angelo being Arizona Wildcats.

      Go to wildaboutazcats.com…….

    • We love ya at Maryland Tobias!