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Jordan lands 1st Rutgers recruit, Craig Brown

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New Rutgers head coach Eddie Jordan speaks during an NCAA college basketball news conference, Tuesday, April 23, 2013, in New Brunswick, N.J. Rutgers turned to Jordan, who played for the Scarlet Knights from 1973-77 and was a member of Rutgers' Final Four team in 1976, for the position as it seeks to move forward from a scandal that forced the firing of coach Mike Rice and the resignation of athletic director Tim Pernetti. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
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PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Eddie Jordan has signed his first recruit at Rutgers.

The new coach announced Thursday that guard-forward Craig Brown has signed a letter of intent to play for the Scarlet Knights.

Brown averaged 18.0 points and 8.0 rebounds as a sophomore last season at Broward College in Davie, Fla. The 6-foot-5 Miami native had averaged 20.5 points, 7.4 rebounds and 2.1 assists the previous season.

Jordan calls Brown a "high-character young man who works hard, both in the gym and in the classroom. He is a physical, do-it-all type of player that will bring experience to the roster."

Jordan was introduced as the new coach of the scandal-marred program on Tuesday. He replaced Mike Rice, who was fired after videos showed him throwing balls at players and using slurs.

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