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Thursday, March 08, 2007

Recruit to possibly visit MU men next week

Have learned R.J. Rutledge may make an unofficial visit..below is from Scout.com



By Mike Sullivan and Brian Towey

Senior Reporters

Posted Dec 28, 2006
A look at the individual game of New Yorker R.J. Rutledge, who is considered a fine shooting guard ...
PROFILE: R.J. Rutledge
FORMER HIGH SCHOOL: Lawrence-Woodmere Academy (Long Island)
CURRENT PREP SCHOOL: Northfield-Mount Hermon, Massachusetts

HEIGHT: 6-foot-4
POSITION: Shooting Guard
BRIAN TOWEY'S VIEW: The lanky shooter had teamed with current Northfield mate Tyrone Nash at Lawrence-Woodmere Academy on Long Island during high school, helping lead LWA to the Class A State Federation final as a senior. Rutledge is long and rangy, and he is never afraid to tee it up from deep.


MIKE SULLIVAN'S VIEW: Rutledge has tremendous range on his jumpshot. As he learns to create his shot with his dribble, R.J. will become a more consistent scorer. Like most high school or prep basketball players, Rutledge will need to add strength for the next level. It's likely that R.J. has a good college career since his strength is his shooting.



SCHOOLS INTERESTED IN RUTLEDGE: Manhattan, Howard, Long Island University, Binghamton, and Monmouth.
*Rutledge previously told reporter Brian Towey that Long Island University has offered a scholarship.

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