Rutgers adds 7-footer

Rutgers is on the board with a third recruit in the 2009 class with the addition of 7-foot, 245-pound center Brian Okam of Orlando (Fla.) Lake Highland School.
A native o Nigeria, Okam chose Rutgers over Georgia Tech.
When I played I wish I had an NBA body like his," Lake Highland coach Jeff Turner told The Asbury Park Press. "He's just a great athlete. He's learning how to play the game, but I think his upside is huge. I think that's what Coach [Fred] Hill and (Assistant) Coach (Jim) Carr and a lot of other coaches looked at."

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Okam joins four-star Dane Miller and three-star Austin Johnson in Rutger's 2009 recruiting class.