Remember him- Wally Judge? A former McDonald's All-American was recruited by every school in the nation, eventually landing with Frank Martin at Kansas State where the 6'9", hulking 250-pounder ran himself into a bevy of issues; in 53 games, Judge never lived up to potential, averaging 5.5 points and 4 rebounds per game, but now, Rutgers head coach Mike Rice has his shot at turning things around.
Rice will start Judge at center, next to sophomore Kadeem Jack, creating an athletic and vastly underrated duo up front. While Judge's size lets him move opponents in the post and crash the glass, he is a big-time athlete who can handle the ball on the perimeter and knock down shots from 15-17 feet out. Defensively, he can matchup with three positions and still have enormous untapped potential moving into his junior season.
If Judge starts to realize his potential, this young (55.4 percent of last season's scoring was accounted for by freshmen) and athletic Rutgers roster could be a darkhorse in the Big East. For the first time in over 20 years, the Scarlet Knights have a chance to show they are relevant in college basketball.