Former Rutgers Guard Mike Rosario is Transferring; Kansas State Bound???
Ok, Mike Rosario is a very explosive and at times inefficient scorer and Former McDonalds All-American who grew tired of Rutgers. I think he goes to Kansas State. I say this because of success of Denis Clemente, who was a similarly explosive and inefficient scorer at Miami and was the MVP on K-State the last 2 years, that fact that Rosario is a bilingual guy who can communicate with Coach Martin who is also bilingual, and the fact that non eofthe PG's on our roster are better than him.
Any thoughts on Rosario or my BOLD prediction (lol)?
Im predicting St JOhns. i dont think hell want to move far, and we all know about Lavins recruiting ability.
Rutgrs has him on an agreement that he can't transfer to a school that they don't agree to him going to. You think Rutgers will agree to let him go to a school in the conference?
I've heard rumors he is going to Florida
A interesting fit for him would be Kansas State.
I think he wants to go west coast though. I suspect he lands at USC or Arizona
He will be well sought after obviously, and he had a terrible coach at Rutgers which is why his play was so terrible. I think Frank Martin would be the perfect coach for him because he won't put up with his sh*t. Though, USC could be very enticing considering his former teammate Jio Fontan transferred from Fordham to USC last year. Though if he does want to stay in the NJ/NY area and it can not be a Big East school, I expect it to be a small school either Fordham, Manhattan, or Hofstra all 3 schools would be places where he can dominate as well as be the center piece of anyone of those team's for his final 2 years of college.
I could see him going to Florida and Arizona too. Those are good calls.
Iggy, why Florida and Arizona??? I understand K-State and USC, but not those two you mentioned. And what are good calls? The main reason why I see him going to mid-major school is because he was so heavily recruited out of high school as well as a top prospect, and chose Rutgers which is a football school. He obviously wanted to be near home, and if he still wants to be near home and feel comfortable he won't go to a school like K-State or USC.
Rutgers will probably put restrictions on him going to Big East Schools.
Why go to a mid major? He was a McDonald's all american....I say go to a school like Arizona to get your draft stock up and stuff
Rosario is far from being anywhere near the NBA. He is very talented, but he turns the ball over too much and is not an effective shooter. If he has a coach that can teach him how to play the game as well as give him tough love then he will have a shot at the draft. To me for a coaching fit, Frank Martin is the best guy for him to play under. He will have the opportunity to be the leader of the team once he eligible to play because Jacob Pullen will no longer be at Kansas State.
You guys are just making random guesses, first off he isn't allowed to go to a Big East school or schools in NC. Second off he is visiting Florida so that is a possibiltiy. And USC tampered with him and Rutgers is filing charges on them that won't let Rosario go to USC. Florida is the favorite.
Good post delfam. Yes we all are guessing, but I won't be shocked if he goes to USC b/c his former teammate and close friend Jio Fontan now plays for USC.
Apparently you didn't read the article you posted...it clearly said
"the report also said Kansas and Florida would be off limits for Rosario"
hey but he also has former teammates at Kansas(Taylor) and Villanova(Cheek).
I think Arizona is a good call because they could use a great perimeter scorer like Rosario. Sean Miller, the coach there now and former Xavier coach, brought in a scorer like Rosario a few seasons back. Remember Drew Lavender, the former Micky D's guy who was a great scorer and a SG in a PG's body (well not quite a PG's body, he was like 5'5 145) at Oklahoma? He made Lavender one of the best PG's in the nation in his time at Xavier. I think Rosario has that type of upside too.
Florida could use more PG/SG depth with the transfer of Ray Shipman and the possible loss of Kenny Boynton to the draft after this season. Eving Walker and Rosario would be an electric backcourt. He could at worst play the role Walter Hodge played last year as a scorer off the bench.
That's really why I like those 2 schools too.
Well here are the places I see as possibilities for Rosario:
1. Kansas State
2. USC (if he is okay to go there)
3. St. Joseph's (recruited him in high school, not too far away from home)
Don't be surprised if he goes to a mid-major school.
Wow, this sucks. Our two best players, Mike Rosario and Gregory Echenique, gone. Our top recruit from last year, Patrick Jackson, gone. What's with the mass exodus? Rutgers is gonna suck ASS now.
I mean, we sucked before, but now we're never gonna be good.
OJJ, I won't be shocked if Rutgers moves to the Big Ten eventually for Football. They have the potential to be a good basketball school, but they have had terrible coaches and too many recruits did not turn out as expected.
Why do you guys think Kansas State is a possibility. What source do you have that shows he is even interested. At this point It seems like Florida or USC, and maybe Kansas.
Echinique was a very good player in HS. I saw him play on TV once. He was man sized. He was supposed to be apart of the 2009 class but he left HS early right? If I'm not mistaken.
delfam, the article you posted said Florida and Kansas were off limits, Knicksboy mentioned that to you already. If Frank Martin wants Mike Rosario he will go after him aggressively. Mike Rosario is the type of player who needs a coach always on top of him giving him tough-love, and Frank Martin is that type of guy. You won't get the best out of Mike Rosario unless a coach takes that approach.
Go to Gopowercat.com. It says he is interested on there.
Knicksfan7, USC is not a possibility. They damn near got sued by Rutgers for tampering with him. They aren't goin to allow him to go there.
What about the chances of Rosario going to Miami? I know they recruited him out of high school..is there any of chance of this happening? That would be an interesting fit for him..I could see him playing a similar role that McClinton (spelling?) had 2 years ago
I agree Kansas State is a good fit but nobody has said anything about him going there. Atleast Rosario is visiting Florida which makes it a better possibility than K-State.
Yeah, Ray Rice, Mike Teel and who can forget Martin Ito helped put Rutgers football on the map. Quincy Douby was amazing, and I was hoping that Mike Rosario would be similar to him.
Okay, thanks for the info then on USC. USC is like the John Calipari of schools always getting in trouble.
Though many major schools are interested in Rosario I don't believe many of us are factoring in that he may not want to go far away from home. If he were to go to a mid-major school that is local and lead his team to the NCAA tournament and dominate whatever mid-major conference he plays in NBA scouts will come to his games, and watch him play and give him his fair shot. Mid-Major schools have produced plenty of 1st round draft picks at the guard spot. Off the top of my head Rodney Stuckey (Eastern Washington), George Hill (IUPUI), Eric Maynor (VCU), Stephen Curry (Davidson).
Delfam go to gopowercat.com. It says he is interested in Kansas State on there...
Yeah, Echenique graduated from St. Benedict's a year early. He looks like he graduated high school about 10 years ago, though.
OJJ, Quincy Douby good mention. Didn't he always have a questionable attitude along with a me-first mentality. Kid scored at will though.
He did, but not every star you have is gonna have the best personality. The only thing that mattered is that he remained eligible and didn't get into serious trouble off (or on) the court.
OJJ, that is all true, and him not getting into trouble as well as staying eligible is very good.
I thought Rosario would be exactly like Douby coming out of HS. Douby was a MONSTER scorer in college. I remember trying to take some of hesitation moves when I played basketball for my school. He had some sick handes and he could shoot off the dribble real good.
I'm kinda surprised Douby hasn't caught full-time in the NBA as a scorer off the bench.
the restrictions for rosario are any big east school and north carolina. espn is reporting he is leaning towards florida.
Iggy, it is probably his attitude. Unless you're a superstar having a bad attitude isn't going to keep you in the league. In his mind he probably believes he is a starter who is worth a lot more than he was getting.
Douby's outside shot magically disappeared when he got to the NBA. It's like he wasn't used to shooting open jumpers or something. He's quick, but not freakishly quick, and way too skinny to make up for it by slashing to the hoop.
This is my super sleeper pick as in a little bit higher than a 0% chance of happening school he transfers to Wagner College in Staten Island, NY. The head coach is Danny Hurley, son of the great Bob Hurley (Mike Rosario's high school coach), if Danny Hurley is anything like his father and if Bob Hurley talks to Mike about this it could be a very very very very small possibility.
DP, my bad.
He played well during the summer league for the Raptors, but summer league and the NBA regular season are two different ball games.
It's kinda dumb that he can't transfer to a school on the 2010-2011 schedule, seeing as how he'll have to sit out that season. Plus, the majority of Rutgers' yearly non-conference foes are local schools, which eliminates most of his chances to transfer to a local school.
He played good for the Raptors for the time he was thre in the regular season too. Well, relatively well. The Kings kept trying to make him a PG, which was a fail, so he never worked there. That and like OJJ said, his disappearing 3-ball messed up his confidence seemingly.
so how does rutgers control his ability to transfer to whatever school he wants.
llperez, I have no clue how they do, but I do know many schools do this. Before Toney Douglas was at Florida State he was originally at Auburn, and the Auburn coach was fine with him transferring but it couldn't be to any SEC school.
Part of the agreement to let him out of Rutgers was he cannot go to a school in the Big East or UNC
Kansas or Kansas State?
Apparently, there is quite a bit of interest in a 34 percent shooter from a bottom feeding Big East team. I realize the guy was another highly touted NY area prep star, but the guy wasn't any good in his two years at Rutgers. It at least looks like he will be able to fall up to a better spot, but there has been nothing in the past two years to justify it.
I watched most of their games, and Rosario was relied on way too much to create offense at Rutgers. He has talent, but not the "carry a team on my back" type of talent that he attempted to display while he was playing for the Scarlet Knights. He would be much better off as the 2nd option on a good team, rather than the 1st option on a bad, inexperienced one. Then again, a lot of guys would be better off in the latter situation, so I guess he was just over-hyped coming out of high school.
OJJ, great points. To me he is an undersized shooting guard, not a point guard. He needs to be on a team that has a guy who can create shots for him because if he has that w/o a doubt in my mind he will score at will. Though, I don't know how good of a player he is off the ball and how he would respond to it. If he can accept that role, I believe he can become a very good player.
If the guy can't shoot, get to the line, or create for others, what is his value to other teams?
Towards the end of his second season, the Rutgers coaching staff finally figured out that Rosario wasn't that good at taking his man one-on-one and scoring consistently, so they ran a lot of plays where they would run him off screens and double screens. He would get open, but the shots just........ weren't........... falling. The teams that Rutgers played before they began conference play did little more than pad their record.
I feel he can play the type of role Denis Clemente played for K-State the last 2 years. A quick combo guard who can be a fast-break initiator and instant offense player for himself 1st and
His stats are eerily similar to Clemente's numbers at K-State in term of scoring effiency. Clemente wasn't as turnover prone though, and he undoubtably played at a higher speed.