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Former Rutgers center Gil Biruta has settled on a school

Apr 10, 2012, 7:23 PM EST

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The reports have been out there for the better part of a week, but it is now official: Gil Biruta will be transferring to Rhode Island.

The most interesting part of this decision is that Biruta will be rejoining his old high school coach Danny Hurley, who took the Rhode Island job back in March. Biruta averaged 9.7 points and 5.3 rebounds for the Scarlet Knights last season.

Biruta is the second player that Hurley has added since he took over the URI gig. Last week, he got 6-foot-9 forward Jordan Hare to recommit. Hare originally pledged to URI when Jim Baron was the head coach.

Rob Dauster is the editor of the college basketball website Ballin’ is a Habit. You can find him on twitter @robdauster.

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