Former Georgetown forward Greg Whittington decided to transfer to Rutgers after visiting the campus this weekend.
It remains unclear how much eligibility he has remaining. Sources said he has at least a year and a half, possibly two remaining at Rutgers. It’s unclear when he will suit up.
“Coach [Eddie] Jordan welcomed me as a family and so did the whole staff,” Whittington told SNY.tv.
“Their playing style is kind of like Georgetown, but it’s more open and he likes go get out and run. They will be in the Big Ten next year with a lot of competition. They players were cool. The campus was nice. And their fanbase was good.”
The 6-foot-8 Whittington visited Rutgers this weekend and also considered Memphis, South Carolina and Nebraska.
He was dismissed from the Georgetown program last month.
Whittington suffered a torn ACL this past summer but told ESPN.com he is about two months away from being cleared to play.
Last season he averaged 12. 1 points and 7.0 rebounds through 13 games before being declared academically ineligible.
“I’d like to thank Georgetown. I really appreciate everything they did for me — both the coaching staff and the players,” Whittington told ESPN.com recently, “but now it’s time for me to move to another stage in my life.”
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