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Rutgers Adds Local Star To Basketball Staff

Eric Murdock will be a great addition to the Rutgers men’s basketball staff.

Eric Murdock is a man that knows what it takes to be successful. A man that knows basketball. In Eric Murdock, Rutgers is getting a class act.

Murdock has been added to the Rutgers University Men’s Basketball Staff. The Bridgewater native and current resident will take the role of Director of Player Development.

The guy has done it all in the local basketball scene. In high school, at Bridgewater-Raritan, Murdock led the Panthers to a state championship. He has played collegiate ball in the Big East, for the Providence Friars. That’s where Murdock got his nickname, “Man of Steal,” and earned his reputation as a shut down defender.

Murdock’s 376 career steals are currently the third most all-time. The record was once his however. During his time with the Friars, Murdock had also become the third all-time leading scorer in school history with 2,021 points.

Murdock became a first round NBA draft pick in 1991 for the Utah Jazz. He played nine seasons in the NBA, including some time with the New Jersey Nets.

Recently, Murdock had been coaching on the AAU level in the area and coaching basketball at the Pingry School in Martinsville.

Rutgers is getting a guy that has a lot of pride, not just in basketball, but also in life. Murdock obviously is a known name in New Jersey basketball.

This should only help Rutgers. New head coach Mike Rice believes Murdock will help his players in all aspects of life.

“Eric is a great fit for this position. He is a self-made individual with the life experience to communicate effectively with our young men. Through hard work and determination, Eric’s been able to answer many challenges. He will serve as a tremendous resource for our players.”

His experience at all levels of the sport will help this team grow in the sport. His experience and class will help the Rutgers team grow as individual men.

A great hire by Mike Rice and Rutgers University.

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