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Wednesday / October 17.
  • Mitchell Looking to Change Culture at Rutgers; UCONN Season Preview

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    PISCATAWAY, N.J. –– The Rutgers men’s basketball team hasn’t been to the NCAA Tournament since 1991, yet a projected starting forward already has an NCAA championship ring on his bureau.

    Jonathan Mitchell, a 6-foot-7, 225-pound junior forward from Mount Vernon, N.Y., won a national championship as a true freshman with Florida in 2007.

    “I have the ring, I didn’t have it with me today, but if the guys come to my room they can see it on my dresser,” Mitchell told reporters last week at Rutgers media day.

    Read the full story here.

    For more on Rutgers, read the feature on point guard James Beatty here.

    **Also, hit the Video Player at right for SNY.tv’s preview of UConn basketball. Stay tuned for additional previews this week:

    Tuesday: Seton Hall

    Wednesday: St. John’s

    Thursday: Rutgers

    (Photo courtesy Rutgers Athletics)

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. 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.