BY MIKE VORKUNOV
Corey Chandler, the former Rutgers guard who left the program earlier this month, has found a new home. According to multiple sources Chandler will be transferring to Binghamton University.
The New York school is led by 2009 America East Coach of the Year Kevin Broadus. Last season, Binghamton was 23-9 and lost in the first round of the NCAA Tournament to Duke, 86-62.
Chandler has two seasons of eligibility remaining and will have to sit out a year per NCAA rules.
After spending two tumult filled years at Rutgers, the Newark native will move on to a school that has recently gained a reputation for giving second chances to players with not so perfect pasts.
Chandler, an All-State selection at East Side in Newark, came to Rutgers prior to the 2007-08 season as Hill's first big-name recruit. His time at the school did not play out as expected.
In the midst of two-losing seasons, Chandler's playing time wavered and so did his production. In 32 games as a sophomore, he averaged 7 points and 3.3 rebounds with 11 starts. He averaged 11.9 points and 4 rebounds his freshman year. There were also rumors of off-field problems.
In March of this past season, right after the team's blowout loss to Syracuse, news broke that Chandler was on the verge of leaving the program. However, it was later squelched and Chandler stayed with the team.