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Saturday / March 2.
  • Rutgers’ Rice Unearths Jersey Recruiting Gems

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    Tommie Patterson can speak firsthand about the ability of new Rutgers coach Mike Rice to unearth rare recruiting gems in the Garden State.

    During the 2007-08 basketball season, when he was an assistant coach at Paterson (N.J.) Eastside High School, Patterson tried to interest several Division I teams in a diminutive, yet explosive combo guard named Karon Abraham.

    “Karon had a couple of low D-2 schools [interested] and a couple guys thought that he was just too small to play at the Division I level,” recalled Patterson, now the head coach at Clifton (N.J.) High School. “I called FDU [Fairleigh Dickinson University]…and they pretty much gave us the cold shoulder and said that he couldn’t play at that level because of his size.

    Read the full story at SNY.

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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.

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