Former Oakland Mills basketball star Greg Whittington, in recovery after tearing his anterior cruciate ligament last summer, is excited about playing at Rutgers after he was dismissed from Georgetown in November.
The 6-foot-9 standout has been spending time at his high school alma mater, rehabbing and also providing encouraging words to this year's Scorpions. On Monday night, he watched Oakland Mills beat Hammond, 73-53.
"Rutgers is the next destination," he said. "It’s a great opportunity. We’re moving to the Big 10, so it's a chance to play against teams like Michigan State, Michigan, Ohio State. I have a chance to go there and shine, so we’ll see how it goes."
Enjoying a breakthrough sophomore season at Georgetown last year -- averaging 12 points and 7 rebounds -- Whittington was ruled academically ineligible for the final 12 games of the season and missed the NCAA tournament.
In the summer, he tore his ACL, and then in November, Georgetown dismissed him.
Highly sought after, Whittington announced in December that Rutgers would be his next stop to play for former Washington Wizards coach Eddie Jordan.
Whittington also said Monday that he's expected to be out for three more months, but he could return sooner.
In his senior year at Oakland Mills, he averaged 23.7 points -- surpassing 1,000 points for his career -- and 1.6 rebounds.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun