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Mike Poole Gets Release from Rutgers

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Count Mike Poole as the latest Rutgers player to get his release.

His mentor, Nate Blue, Tweeted that Poole would now consider Liberty, St. John’s, Iona and Norfolk State.

The 6-foot-5 Rosedale, N.Y., native averaged 4.4 points and 3.0 rebounds in 18.6 minutes last season as a junior.

Poole, who has just one year of eligibility left, follows Eli Carter, Jerome Seagears, Malick Kone and Vincent Garrett out the door in the wake of the Mike Rice videotape scandal.

Speaking of Seagears, his high school coach, Darrick Bond, told he “loved” his weekend visit to Auburn and will visit Arkansas next weekend.

The only remaining scholarship players are Myles Mack, Derrick Randall, Kadeem Jack, Greg Lewis and Wally Judge.

Former commits Shane Rector (Missouri) and Chris Griffin (Auburn) have chosen other landing spots.


6-9 2013 C Tommy Hamilton of Mac Irvin Fire committed to DePaul late Sundaynight, source confirms to…After his big weekend at the Pitt Jam Fest, 2015 SF Derrick Jones added an offer from Cincinnati. He already had Temple, Kansas State, Xavier, St. Joe’s, Rutgers, Penn State & Villanova, according to Alex Kline.


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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.