By Ryan Dunleavy | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com
Sure, the Rutgers basketball uniforms will look different in 2017-18, but so will the players wearing them.
In his first 500 or so days as Rutgers men’s basketball coach, Steve Pikiell has almost completely flipped the roster. The only scholarship players remaining from the end of Eddie Jordan’s tenure in 2015-16 are starters Corey Sanders, Deshawn Freeman and Mike Williams and backup center Shaquille Doorson.
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How has he done it? Pikiell and his staff of assistants have added four players with international ties in the search for hidden gems and built a committed (unsigned) Top 10 national recruiting class for 2018 with players from New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland and New York.
Interestingly, the momentum outside New Jersey seems to have happened before it did at home.
Here is a closer look at all the comings and goings since Pikiell was hired in March 2016, starting with four newcomers in 2017-18:
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