PISCATAWAY, N.J. - Rutgers men’s basketball coach Eddie Jordan announced today that freshman center Shaquille Doorson (The Netherlands) has signed a scholarship agreement to compete for the Scarlet Knights. The No. 2-ranked 2014 prospect in Europe according to ESPN Recruiting and the No. 16 center recruit overall, Doorson (6-11, 275) competed at the Canarias Basketball Academy in Spain.
“We are extremely happy to welcome Shaquille into the program,” said Jordan. “He is a very bright young man who communicates well and has a drive to succeed. He complements his size with impressive agility, which enables him to run the floor and share the ball well. He is also a very gifted rebounder and will certainly be a defensive presence.”
Doorson joins junior guard Bishop Daniels (Raleigh, N.C.), freshman center Ibrahima Diallo (Dakar, Senegal), freshman forward D.J. Foreman (Spring Valley, N.Y.), freshman small forward Ryan Johnson (Greensboro, N.C.) and freshman guard Mike Williams (Brooklyn, N.Y.) in the Scarlet Knights’ 2014 recruiting class. Daniels (6-3, 185) averaged 18.0 points and 4.6 assists-per-game this past season at ASA College to earn All-Region XV honors. Diallo (6-10, 240), rated as the nation’s 27th overall center by ESPN, averaged 13.0 points, 15.0 rebounds and 5.0 blocks at Quality Education Academy. Foreman (6-8, 230), rated as the No. 120 overall prospect nationally by Rivals out of Massanutten Military Academy, competed in the Jordan Brand Regional Classic at the Barclays Center. Johnson (6-6, 190) scored over 2,000 career points at New Hope Christian Academy and is rated as the 16th overall prospect and No. 2 wing/guard in the state of North Carolina by the Phenom Hoops Report. Williams (6-2, 190), a two-time First Team All-City performer out of Bishop Loughlin High School, was also selected for the Jordan Brand Regional Classic.