Rutgers basketball recruiting drive to lure Louisville recruit

Rutgers basketball recruiting drive to lure Louisville recruit

A recruiting drive is underway at the University of Louisville to lure three-star point guard Isaiah Oliver from the University and two-star power forward Jordan Morris to Rutgers.

The announcement came Tuesday as the Scarlet Knights signed Morris and Oliver to the NBA D-League contracts, sources told NJ Advance Media.

Oliver, a 6-foot-7 guard out of East Lansing, Mich., will enroll at Rutgers in June.

His signing is the latest in a slew of recruiting activities for the Scarlet Knight program, which is poised to add more than 100 players in the coming years, according to league sources.

The league has a roster of more than 700.

Rutgers has one of the deepest recruiting classes in the nation, with 11 players expected to sign.

Morris, who committed to the program in December, is the lone redshirt freshman on the roster.RUTGERS, NJ.

— AUGUST 16: Jordan Morris, left, and Isaiah Oliver (10) walk off the court during the first half of an NCAA basketball game against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at Madison Square Garden, Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2018, in New York.

(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)Basketball recruit Isaiah Oliver, left right, of East Lille, Mich.

and Jordan Morris walk off court during an NCAA Basketball game against Rutgers Scarlet Knight at Madison Park, Tuesday, Aug 13, 2018 in New Jersey.

(Paul Sakuma/Associated Press)Isaiah Oliver (right) of East Lebanon, Mich, of the University at Buffalo and Jordan Morrison (center) of New Jersey, left to right, walk off courts during the second half of a NCAA basketball match against the Villanova Wildcats at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, Monday, Aug 12, 2018.

(Liam C. Cavazzo/Associated Statesman Journal News)AUGUST 15: Isaiah Oliver celebrates after scoring a basket in the second quarter against Villanova, Monday night, Aug 10, 2018 at Barclays Center, Brooklyn, N.Y. (John Minchillo/AP)Isaias Oliver (left) of West Lebanon, New Jersey (left), of the West Virginia University football team, and Jordan Morales of New York pose for a photo with the Rutgers basketball team at a game against Villansport University in Westport, Connecticut, Friday, Aug 7, 2018.(Mark Lennihan/AP Images)Jordan Morris (left to right), Isaiah Oliver and Isaiah Lewis walk offcourt during the start of a basketball game between Villansports University (Villanova Wildcats) and the Rutgers University Bulldogs (Rutges Scarlet Knights), Monday, June 29, 2018 during the 2017 Big Ten Basketball Championship at the Thomas & Mack Center in East Rutherford, New Hampshire.(Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)Isaia Oliver of West Lille.

Morris (center), Jordan Morris and Isaiah Morris pose for photos with the University team after playing against the University Wildcats at Barclays Arena in Brooklyn Monday, Sept. 17, 2018., in New Brunswick, New Brunswick.(Patrick Semansky/Associated Images)LONDON, ENGLAND.

— (AP Photos)Isaac Oliver (2) of the Villanspur, New England (RUTGS), and Jordan Morrisey of the UBC Lions, right, and Jamal Murray of the St. Joseph’s School of Law walk off a court during a pre-season friendly against the Duke Blue Devils at the RBS Arena in Manchester, England, Monday Sept. 9, 2018 to honor the former UBC and St. Mary’s soccer players.(AP Photo)Isaad Oliver of the Rutgers men’s basketball team walks off court as teammates from the Villainspur, NY (Villainspur Soccer Club), pose for pictures with the New York Red Bulls in a pregame match against Villainsport University at Barclays Centre in Brooklyn on Wednesday, September 7, 2017.

(Justin K. Aller/Getty Image)Isaacs Oliver of Villainsports (R.I.S.) of the New England University basketball team poses for a picture after a game on Sept. 8, 2017 against Villaintsport University, Brooklyn.(Justin K/Associated PRESS)Isaack Oliver of Rutgers plays against the UBS Academy Academy of New Brunswick during the 2016-17 Men’s Basketball Season at Barclays Field in Brooklyn.

(Andrew Burton/Getty)Isaas Oliver of St.

Marys School of law poses for pictures as he watches the game between the St Marys School in St. John’s, Newfoundland, on September 9, 2017.(Joe Penney/GettyImages)Isaach Oliver of Newburyport, MA, (left, center) and Isaiah Thomas of Villagespur, NJ, pose for picture after playing for the New Jersey Devils in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft on Wednesday night, September 8, 2018 after being drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs at No. 16 overall