Watch: Rutgers basketball as getting the complete package in three-star Derek Simpson

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Rutgers men’s basketball landed two players on Wednesday’s signing day, the most heralded of which is Derek Simpson. The guard, a three-star according to Rivals, was under-recruited coming out of Lenape High School (Medford, N.J.).

But the player has a tremendous upside, is a good defender, boasts length, a nice handle, can drive to the hoop effectively and has a nice mid-range game.

He had some big games last year, including 29 points for Lenape against Camden, a squad that features D.J. Wagner (the top player in the nation in the 2023 recruiting class.

Simpson has a big upside despite not coming from one of the traditional powerhouse programs in New Jersey. He held offers from Rutgers and Arizona State along with the likes of Delaware, Fairfield, Northeastern and Ridger among others.

He joins Rutgers along with forward Antoine Woolfolk, a football player who is beginning to scratch the surface as a basketball player.