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Rutgers men’s basketball’s ceiling celebrated by Sleepers podcast



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During Thursday’s episode of the Sleepers podcast, hosts Greg Waddell and Carter Elliott, both of Field of 68, spent an entire segment discussing the future of Rutgers men’s basketball. Referencing the results from the exhibition that RU played in Portugal the day before, the focus on three-point shooting caught their eye. The Scarlet Knights made 18 of 42 attempts (42.9%) from behind the arc in the 119-62 win over the Hoopers Club and now shooting 50.0% through two games overseas (36-72).

Waddell posed the question of whether Rutgers was better off for next season without Cam Spencer and Paul Mulcahy. Elliott disagreed on Spencer, saying his shooting ability would fit well with RU playing a more up tempo style. Either way, both agreed this coming season’s team was very intriguing with the addition of Gavin Griffiths and the return of Cliff Omoruyi, Derek Simpson and Aundre Hyatt.

The duo also discussed the exciting possibility of Rutgers landing both Dylan Harper and Ace Bailey in the 2024 recruiting class. With the 5-star duo potentially on the 2024-2025 team along with Simpson, Griffiths and possibly Omoruyi, both Waddell and Elliott agreed the hype was warranted.

“That team would be insane to me,” said Waddell

“Yes, they would be nasty,” agreed Elliott.

“Top 10 in the country, Rutgers in (the) preseason?” asked Waddell.

“Yes.” agreed Elliott.

The pair continued to wax poetic about the massive ceiling that Rutgers basketball could have in the very near future. It was also very encouraging to hear their optimism on the current team heading into the 2023-2024 season.

Watch the complete 7:18 segment below. It’s certainly worth the time for Rutgers fans.

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