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Tuesday / May 28.
  • Aaman to Rhody; Hurley Revamping Roster

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    In the span of about a week, new Rhode Island coach Dan Hurley has put his imprimatur on the Rams.

    Mike Aaman, a 6-foot-8 forward from Raritan (N.J.) High, committed to Rhode Island Saturday while on his visit. Aaman, a two-time Asbury Park Player of the Year, had previously committed to Hurley at Wagner.

    Aaman joins 6-8 former Rutgers forward Gillie Biruta and 6-9 forward Jordan Hare among Hurley’s new pledges since taking the job. Biruta must sit a year per NCAA transfer rules.

    All three commitments were first reported by SNY.tv.

    “I just committed to URI,” Aaman told SNY.tv. “What separated URi from everyone else was the coaches. I want to play for the Hurleys and the arena was awesome.

    “I wanted the challenge to play in a strong conference in the A-10.”

    Aaman averaged 22 points, 16.2 rebounds and 3.1 blocks per game and led Raritan to the Shore Conference Class A Central division title.

    Since SNY.tv first reported Hurley got the Rhody job March 20, he has added Bobby Hurley, Preston Murphy and Jimmy Carr as his assistants and continues to revamp the roster going forward.

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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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