Rutgers Scarlet Knights (MBB)

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Sports:
Basketball
League:
NCAA Mens Basketball
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Location:
New Brunswick, NJ United States
Conference:
Big Ten Conference
 

Season Outlook Analysis

Personnel Analysis
Overall Position Analysis
Point Guard
B+
Geo Baker ready to take a huge sophomore leap.
Shooting Guard
B
Peter Kiss will have the RAC rockin'. High Energy Player.
Small Forward
C
Power Forward
B
Eugene Omoruyi is ready to be a leader by example. The toughest player on the team. Grinder.
Center
B+
Shaq Doorson looks impressive after having a full off season to train. Much more mobile than previous seasons.
Bench
B+
Lots of depth from guards and bigs. Many new faces. Solid group of ball handlers than previous years. Versatile big men. Myles Johnson will bring a different dimension from the 5 spot having low post scoring ability and play making ability from the high post.

Skills Analysis
Offense
Perimeter Shooting
B-
Should be MUCH improved from last season! They have a number guys that can shoot the ball efficiently. Must prove it during games.
Interior Scoring
C+
Still lack consistent low post scoring. Will have to rely on offensive putbacks. They have more guards capable of attacking the rim and finishing around the rim.
Offensive Scheme
B-
Should see a lot more ball movement this season with the different playmakers they have.
Free Throw Shooting
C
Has always been a problem for Rutgers.
Offensive Rebounding
A-
One of Rutgers calling cards. Pride themselves on the glass.
Ball Movement & Security
B
Solid ball handlers at the guard positions. Decision making will be key.
Chemistry
B,B+
Many new faces but they seem to mesh with each other. Good vibes.
Overall Offensive Grade
C+
Overall Analysis
Have the potential to be more efficient than previous seasons. They have multiple guys that can score the basketball inside and outside. The ball should be shared a lot and Rutgers will need to show they can shoot from long range. ,Defense is the backbone of this program. Their defensive efforts will keep them in many ball games. The only way to stay on the floor with this coaching staff is by giving maximum defensive effort.
Defense
Perimeter Defense
A-
They do a good job at running guys off the line. Always contesting.
Interior Defense
A-
Will do better this season at rotating and not allowing opposing teams to penetrate. Not fouling will help them be successful.
Defensive Rebounding
B
The new guards will have to get adjusted to rebounding the ball for this team.
Versatility
A-
More guys capable of guarding multiple positions.
Forcing Turnovers
B
Chemistry
B,B+
Many new faces but they seem to mesh with each other. Good vibes.
Overall Defensive Grade
A-
Overall Analysis
Have the potential to be more efficient than previous seasons. They have multiple guys that can score the basketball inside and outside. The ball should be shared a lot and Rutgers will need to show they can shoot from long range. ,Defense is the backbone of this program. Their defensive efforts will keep them in many ball games. The only way to stay on the floor with this coaching staff is by giving maximum defensive effort.

Coaching & Recruiting
Coaching
Preparation/Strategy
B+
The defensive details they prepare their players with is remarkable.
Decision Making
B+
Rutgers hasn't had this much depth in a long time so find the key lineups will be big.
Player Development
A-
This staff does a great job of developing their players over the off season as well as throughout the season. All of their returning guys tend to show an added feature to their game.
Overall Coaching Grade
B+
Recruiting
Roster Management
B
Depth
B+
Overall Recruiting Grade
B+
Getting hardworkers that want to prove people wrong. Tough minded guys that want to be in the gym.

Season Expectations
Overall Team Grade
B-
Last Season, Did the Team Meet Expectations?
Yes
Expected Wins
16
Expected Losses
14
Will They Make the Playoffs this Season?
No
Expectations/Outlook
It would be incredible to see this team make the NCAA tournament but they are still a very young an inexperienced team having only one senior on the team. There will be ups and downs through out the season but their is promise with this group. Offense should be improved and more efficient with multiple guys capable of scoring the basketball. Defense will always be their calling card and what they pride themselves with.