May 1, 2013, 2:36 PM EDT
On Wednesday, Jerome Seagears became the third former Rutgers players to decide on a destination to transfer this summer, tweeting that he will be playing for Auburn to finish up his collegiate career.
I Will Be Attending Auburn University To Finish My Student Athletic Career!!! War Eagle
— Jerome Seagears (@SEAGEARS_MADE) May 1, 2013
Seagears, a native of Silver Spring, MD, averaged 6.5 points and 2.6 assists as a sophomore at Rutgers this past season.
It will be interesting to see if Seagears — or if Eli Carter at Rutgers or Mike Poole at Iona — will be allowed immediate eligibility at their new programs. The only time that the NCAA has made a blanket ruling regarding transfers was after the Jerry Sandusky scandal at Penn State, and this, frankly, does not compare.
That said, it was a coach abusing his players, so I wouldn’t be surprised to see it happen.
Auburn is coming off of a year where they went 9-23 overall, 3-15 in the SEC and lost 16 of their last 17 games. With Frankie Sullivan and Rob Chubb, two of Auburn’s top three scorers from a season ago, graduating, Tony Barbee needs all the help that he can get.
You can find Rob on twitter @RobDauster.
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