Just a few seasons ago, then-Kansas State recruit Wally Judge was a budding NBA prospect, a potential first-round pick just like fellow classmates in the frontcourt Derrick Favors, DeMarcus Cousins, Daniel Orton and Royce White. But the 6'9", 245-pound high school All-American couldn't find his groove as a freshman or sophomore on the guard-oriented rotation. And midway through his second-year, Judge left the team, transferring to Rutgers and finally becoming eligible this season for the Scarlet Knights.
Rutgers loses just one player from last season's rotation, starting power forward Gilvydas Biruta, so Judge's first season should come with an open door of opportunity.
Judge is a big-time athlete at his position who utilizes his size well to move around the paint-area, but he also has the skill to put the ball on the floor some and shoot it from 15-17 feet. Defensively, he is agile and quick enough to guard three positions, which will certainly be useful for an otherwise undersized team.