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Rutgers transfer Jerome Seagears tweets he’s headed to Auburn

Jerome Seagears, Mikael Hopkins

Rutgers guard Jerome Seagears (1) goes to the basket against Georgetown center Mikael Hopkins (3) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Saturday, March 2, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)


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.