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Kadeem Jack, one of seven Rutgers commits for 2011, has left the South Kent (Conn.) school and is back home in New York.
“Both sides agreed it wasn’t working out,” said a source with direct knowledge.
The 6-foot-10 Jack, pictured at center, could opt to find another prep school for the remainder of the year or enroll at Rutgers in January.
He and fellow Rutgers commit Derrick Randall, as well as St. John’s pledge Maurice Harkless, were all at South Kent under head coach Kelvin Jefferson.
Neither Jack nor Jefferson were immediately available for comment.
Just last month, Jack told SNY.tv he missed his “mother’s cooking,” but was getting adjusted to life at the rural school.
“I made this like my home away from home,” he said then.
The story was first reported by Scout.com.
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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.
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