July 10, 2007

Olu part I: Coach says he is no longer committed

Over the past two days, the topic of conversation on the boards has been Olu Ashaolu, the Canadian athlete who previously committed to Rutgers. Reports this week stated that perhaps Ashaolu was no longer committed to Fred Hill's Scarlet Knights. In our first glimpse into the situation, Ashaolu's AAU coach Ro Russell comments on the player's status. Stay tuned for part 2, which will certainly lead to more discussion on the board.


Philadelphia - Olu Ashaolu, a 6-foot-6, 215-pound forward with a frame perfectly suited for the Big East, has a ton of talent and promising attributes. Dunks. Defense. Hustle.

Yet at the RBK U camp in Philadelphia, where Ashaolu has impressed many in attendance, the latest news is this: drama.

Ashaolu, a Canadian who plays his high school ball at Christian Life Center (TX), has decided to de-commit from Rutgers and reopen his recruitment this summer, as first reported by Jerry Carino of the Courier Post on Sunday night.

His change-of-heart means the Scarlet Knights have one less commitment for the class of 2008 and an even larger hole to fill for their forward positions.

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