Recruit Rankings - Rutgers history

RUDieHard

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Can anyone compile a list of the top 10 recruit rankings to ever commit to RU?

It's pretty exciting that Gavin Griffiths (#30) will be our highest rated recruit and may be surpassed the year after by Dylan Harper (now #19 on ESPN released today )

Exciting times here On The Banks ! Go Pike!
 

shields

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DJ Foreman, i remember him trying to guard the 7 footer from Purdue when we lost by like 50 points.
 

Good-Knight

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1. Rosario - Pretty good. Transfered to Florida where he had one bad year and one good year.
2. Griffiths - Going to be GREAT. No Doubt About It.
3. Cliff -Great. Will be considered one of the all time greats
4. Corey Chandler - Fantastic freshman campaign followed by personal and player disaster. He was so pro-RU the minute he committed. Really sad.
5. Hamady N’diaye - Got to say N'diaye was mostly a disappointment. Had all the tools and was probably badly misused and not developed properly.
6. Greg Echenique - Was everything we hoped for. Gave RU an edge...until he transferred to Oregon.
7. Gerald Inman - Really liked JR and thought he was going to be better. 12pts 7rebs in both his Soph and Junior season, then fizzled as a senior.
8. Marquis Webb - I thought he was going to be great and he was just OK.
9. Myles Mack - Shame that he was on bad teams with bad coaching. Gave it his all.
10. Jerome Seagears -Left RU for Auburn came back after a month and then left for UNLV. So an F for Loyalty. Never very impressed with him.
11. Corey Sanders - Like Mack, seems like he deserved to be on the NCAA teams. 15 pts per game and was often the only player worth watching.
 

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1. Rosario - Pretty good. Transfered to Florida where he had one bad year and one good year.
2. Griffiths - Going to be GREAT. No Doubt About It.
3. Cliff -Great. Will be considered one of the all time greats
4. Corey Chandler - Fantastic freshman campaign followed by personal and player disaster. He was so pro-RU the minute he committed. Really sad.
5. Hamady N’diaye - Got to say N'diaye was mostly a disappointment. Had all the tools and was probably badly misused and not developed properly.
6. Greg Echenique - Was everything we hoped for. Gave RU an edge...until he transferred to Oregon.
7. Gerald Inman - Really liked JR and thought he was going to be better. 12pts 7rebs in both his Soph and Junior season, then fizzled as a senior.
8. Marquis Webb - I thought he was going to be great and he was just OK.
9. Myles Mack - Shame that he was on bad teams with bad coaching. Gave it his all.
10. Jerome Seagears -Left RU for Auburn came back after a month and then left for UNLV. So an F for Loyalty. Never very impressed with him.
11. Corey Sanders - Like Mack, seems like he deserved to be on the NCAA teams. 15 pts per game and was often the only player worth watching.
Way off on Hamady here...he was the Big East Defensive POY and was drafted...
 

Scarlet Shack

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Here is some pre-rivals rankings of former Rutgers baskerbal players

Rob Hodgeson was a top 50-60 kid when he initially went to Indiana.

Geoff billet was a top 90-110 kid …4 star kids coming from CBA

Earl Johnson was a top 125 -150 kid from port Chester

Danthay jones was a top 80-10pm4 star
Kid from Steinhert in Hamilton NJ

Todd billet was top 40-50 kid fro CBA

Herve lamizana was top 25-35 kid from st Patrick’s …parade all American

Earl Duncan was a high school AA…top 10-20 kid our ot LA who transferred from the Syracuse to us

Keith Hughes was a top 50-75 type kid from Carteret

And …they didn’t have rankings badk then but I’f they did …here is the relative rankings of recruiting for what I know

Phil sellers …5 star …McDonald’s all American
Type

Mike Dabney -4 star type 50’type

Hollis Copeland -4 star top 75-100
Type

Abdel anderson top 125-150 type
 

Richard Schnyderite

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Can anyone compile a list of the top 10 recruit rankings to ever commit to RU?

It's pretty exciting that Gavin Griffiths (#30) will be our highest rated recruit and may be surpassed the year after by Dylan Harper (now #19 on ESPN released today )

Exciting times here On The Banks ! Go Pike!

30 -- Gavin Griffths
42 -- Cliff Omoruyi
52 -- Quincy Douby
55 -- Mike Rosario
65 -- Corey Chandler
68 -- Hamady N'Diaye
81 -- JR Inman
93 -- Marquis Webb
95 -- Dane Miller
101 -- Jerome Seagears
108 -- Montez Mathis
112 -- Myles Mack
 

MiloTalon13

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Make some room in that list for Papa Kante (hopefully soon)
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#95 Rivals
#32 On3
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runrutgersrun

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Remember seeing Street and Smith with Sellers. Adrian Dantley was one of the all-americans i remember seeing on list that year
This. In the history of all Rutgers sports recruiting there is probably just Phil alone at the top....and then everyone else. There were probably not a million ratings back then but Phil Sellers was a Street @ Smith's AA, Parade HS All America and Dapper Dan Basketball All-Star Game MVP. First time I ever read the phrase "a man among boys" was in an article about Phil in the Dapper Dan All Star game. Go Phil! Go RU!
 

Unionst

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This. In the history of all Rutgers sports recruiting there is probably just Phil alone at the top....and then everyone else. There were probably not a million ratings back then but Phil Sellers was a Street @ Smith's AA, Parade HS All America and Dapper Dan Basketball All-Star Game MVP. First time I ever read the phrase "a man among boys" was in an article about Phil in the Dapper Dan All Star game. Go Phil! Go RU!
Ashnault if you are talking all RU sports.
 
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shields

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Would love to see copy of Parade All-American team that year. Can find Parade all american football team on internet. Would love to see basketball Parade teams. Found it, Quinn Buckner was on first team that year. John Lucas on 3rd team with Sellers. Also Robert Parish on team also.
 
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runrutgersrun

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Found this on THE All Star game that Phil played in after his senior year in HS in front of 13,000 fans....hope the link works (never a given with me lol):


The Roundball Classic, originally known as The Dapper Dan Roundball Classic (also known as Magic Johnson's Roundball, Sonny Vaccaro's Roundball Classic, EA Sports Roundball Classic, Asics Roundball Classic) is well known in the sports world as the first national high school All Star basketball game.[1][2][3] It was sponsored by and used as a fundraising event for the Dapper Dan Charities in Pittsburgh. The inaugural game was played at the Civic Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on March 26, 1965.

1972U.S. 97, Pennsylvania 8813,207[35]

After the game two MVPs were named: one for the Pennsylvania team and one for the U.S. team. In 1979 and 1986 three U.S. selections played (East, Midwest and Southwest in 1979; East, South and North in 1986).[71][54]

YearTeamPlayerHigh School (state)
1965PennsylvaniaSimmie HillMidland
United StatesBernie WilliamsDeMatha Catholic (MD)
1966PennsylvaniaSam IacinoFarrell
United StatesCalvin MurphyNorwalk (CT)
1967PennsylvaniaDick DeVenzioAmbridge
United StatesJim McDanielsAllen County (KY)
1968PennsylvaniaDennis WuycikAmbridge
United StatesTom RikerSaint Dominic (NY)
1969PennsylvaniaMark GianfrancescoWilkinsburg
United StatesNick WeatherspoonCanton McKinley (OH)
1970PennsylvaniaTom McMillenMansfield
United StatesDwight JonesWheatley (TX)
1971PennsylvaniaJimmie BakerOlney
United StatesCampy RussellPontiac Central (MI)
1972PennsylvaniaJoe BryantJohn Bartram
United StatesPhil SellersThomas Jefferson (NY)

Go RU!!!!
 

runrutgersrun

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Here is some pre-rivals rankings of former Rutgers baskerbal players

Rob Hodgeson was a top 50-60 kid when he initially went to Indiana.

Geoff billet was a top 90-110 kid …4 star kids coming from CBA

Earl Johnson was a top 125 -150 kid from port Chester

Danthay jones was a top 80-10pm4 star
Kid from Steinhert in Hamilton NJ

Todd billet was top 40-50 kid fro CBA

Herve lamizana was top 25-35 kid from st Patrick’s …parade all American

Earl Duncan was a high school AA…top 10-20 kid our ot LA who transferred from the Syracuse to us

Keith Hughes was a top 50-75 type kid from Carteret

And …they didn’t have rankings badk then but I’f they did …here is the relative rankings of recruiting for what I know

Phil sellers …5 star …McDonald’s all American
Type

Mike Dabney -4 star type 50’type

Hollis Copeland -4 star top 75-100
Type

Abdel anderson top 125-150 type
If we can consider transfers, do you think Clarence Tillman should be considered? Clarence was a big-time recruit for Kentucky coming out of high school:

Tillman was honored in the first-ever McDonald's All-American after his senior season and was ranked as the number one small forward in the nation.

Tillman was the first-ever McDonald's All American from the state of Pennsylvania and the game was played at the Philadelphia Spectrum.

He was a pretty good player for us. We cold put together a pretty good team of transfers, when you think about it! Go RU! Boy, am I showing my age....
 

Scarlet1984

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Found this on THE All Star game that Phil played in after his senior year in HS in front of 13,000 fans....hope the link works (never a given with me lol):


The Roundball Classic, originally known as The Dapper Dan Roundball Classic (also known as Magic Johnson's Roundball, Sonny Vaccaro's Roundball Classic, EA Sports Roundball Classic, Asics Roundball Classic) is well known in the sports world as the first national high school All Star basketball game.[1][2][3] It was sponsored by and used as a fundraising event for the Dapper Dan Charities in Pittsburgh. The inaugural game was played at the Civic Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on March 26, 1965.

1972U.S. 97, Pennsylvania 8813,207[35]

After the game two MVPs were named: one for the Pennsylvania team and one for the U.S. team. In 1979 and 1986 three U.S. selections played (East, Midwest and Southwest in 1979; East, South and North in 1986).[71][54]

YearTeamPlayerHigh School (state)
1965PennsylvaniaSimmie HillMidland
United StatesBernie WilliamsDeMatha Catholic (MD)
1966PennsylvaniaSam IacinoFarrell
United StatesCalvin MurphyNorwalk (CT)
1967PennsylvaniaDick DeVenzioAmbridge
United StatesJim McDanielsAllen County (KY)
1968PennsylvaniaDennis WuycikAmbridge
United StatesTom RikerSaint Dominic (NY)
1969PennsylvaniaMark GianfrancescoWilkinsburg
United StatesNick WeatherspoonCanton McKinley (OH)
1970PennsylvaniaTom McMillenMansfield
United StatesDwight JonesWheatley (TX)
1971PennsylvaniaJimmie BakerOlney
United StatesCampy RussellPontiac Central (MI)
1972PennsylvaniaJoe BryantJohn Bartram
United StatesPhil SellersThomas Jefferson (NY)

Go RU!!!!

This is great.
 
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nealbo1

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11. Corey Sanders - Like Mack, seems like he deserved to be on the NCAA teams. 15 pts per game and was often the only player worth watching.
Think Corey deserves even more credit than he may be getting here - he’s legit the bridge to the current run of Tourney teams. Feel that his time in the Banks should be viewed as a successful Rutgers career without any doubt.
 

Greene Rice FIG

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Think Corey deserves even more credit than he may be getting here - he’s legit the bridge to the current run of Tourney teams. Feel that his time in the Banks should be viewed as a successful Rutgers career without any doubt.
Did Geo and Ron come here because Corey Sanders was here? We have a board member that might know