Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Rutgers Grabs Another 2011 Commitment in Myles Mack

Posted by CoHoops Paul Seaver

A day after receiving the commitment of Kadeem Jack, Rutgers received even more good news.

Head coach Mike Rice has been hot on the recruiting trails since taking over at Rutgers a few months ago and it has clearly began to pay off.

On Wednesday, Myles Mack, one of the top point guards in the class of 2011 verbally committed to Rutgers.

The Scarlet Knights, who have hardly had much to hang their hats on in recent years, have not made the NCAA Tournament since 1991. However, they have already received commitments from Derrick Randall, Malick Kone, Kadeem Jack, and now Myles Mack, three of which have made their decision over the course of the past two weeks.

John Calipari and the Kentucky Wildcats have put together a monster recruiting class for 2011, but when it's all said and done, Rutgers could very well be right behind them in the class rankings.

Mack chose Rutgers over the likes of Miami (FL), Boston College, Connecticut, St. John's, Seton Hall, Penn State, and Western Kentucky. The 5-foot-10 guard is tough to slow down and can shoot the ball from anywhere with confidence.

The idea of bringing in enough talent to compete for an NCAA Tournament bid is something Rutgers fans have not had in a while. Their 2011 class has begun to stack up pretty nicely and snapping a two decade long NCAA Tournament drought may be on their minds. Either way, it appears the Rutgers basketball program is moving and moving quickly in the right direction.

*Photo: Myles Mack *Credit:
For more CoHoops news follow us on Twitter (@Collegiate_Hoop) or subscribe via email