Norfolk State Lands Rutgers Transfer Kerwin Okoro

Former Rutgers and Iowa State guard Kerwin Okoro will transfer to Norfolk State for his final year of eligibility. Alex Kline of The Recruit Scoop broke the story.

Okoro only averaged two points in 7.3 minutes per game for the Scarlet Knights last season, and he leaves the program with career marks of 2.2 points in just over seven minutes per game on 39.3 percent shooting.

The 6-foot-5, 215 pound swingman from the Bronx made headlines when he transferred to Rutgers from Ohio State, citing two deaths in his family as the reasoning behind his decision and request for a hardship waiver that would let him play immediately instead of sit out a year. The waiver was initially denied by the NCAA, and uproar ensued before the decision was reversed.

Back in April, Keith Sargeant of called Okoro’s decision to transfer out of Rutgers a “mutual decision” between himself and head coach Eddie Jordan. Okoro will now join a Norfolk State Spartans squad that went 20-14 (12-4 MEAC) under second-year head coach Robert Jones and is just a few years removed from upsetting a highly-ranked Missouri team in the NCAA Tournament’s Round of 64.

Rutgers struggled in its second season under Jordan and first in the Big Ten, going 10-22 (2-16 Big Ten) and has yet to make the big dance since 1991.

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