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Former Kansas State power forward Wally Judge will visit Maryland this coming weekend and Washington the next.
Memphis also remains an option.
“He’ll have a better feel after he takes his visits,” said Arlington (Va.) Country Day coach Rex Morgan, Judge’s high school coach.
“He only visited Kansas State and only signed there so it’s very important for him to take two or three visits and get a perspective.”
Still, sources said Rutgers remains the team to beat after the 6-foot-9 Judge visited the campus two weeks ago and was hosted by Dane Miller and Austin Carroll.
“I think it went well,” Morgan said of the visit.
A Washington, D.C. native, Judge has a close relationship with Rutgers associate head coach David Cox, a former Georgetown assistant who has strong ties in the D.C./Maryland area.
Judge averaged 5.5 points and 3.8 rebounds in 15.2 minutes at Kansas State. He played in 17 games (11 starts) last season after averaging 3.3 points and three rebounds in 36 games as a freshman.
He would have to sit out the 2011-12 season according to NCAA transfer rules, and would have two years of eligibility remaining.
Judge did not return calls to his cell phone.
RUTGERS COMMIT GOODMAN LIGHTING IT UPJordan Goodman, a 6-9 power forward from the Class of 2012 who has committed to Rutgers, continues to play well.
Playing for DC Assault, Goodman dropped 37 points against All-Ohio Red in the final of this past weekend’s King James event.
“He’s a 6-9 kid that can post up,” said Morgan, his high school coach. “He’s really more comfortable facing the basket. He can shoot the 3. He’s got to learn how to guard the 3 if he’s going to play the 3 at the next level. Most guys can do it offensively, can he do it defensively? In the Big East, normally your 2 or 3 men are the best athletes on the floor.”
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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