Anthony Lalor, a developing 6-9, 225 pound power forward/center from Westchester C.C. in Valhalla, N.Y., was recently evaluated by a Big East program.
JUCO Junction caught up with Westchester Asst. Coach Leon Payne on Sunday at the EKB Roundball Showcase in New Jersey, and he told us that Rutgers University was in last week to look at Lalor.
Although Lalor hasn't planned any official visits, Payne said that New Mexico, Fairleigh Dickinson, St. Peter's, Wagner and Manhattan continue to show some interest in the Bronx, N.Y., native.
Out of high school, Lalor signed with George Washington out of the Atlantic 10 but failed to qualify.
Ironically enough, it apperared that Lalor still might wind up in the A-10 earlier this winter as St. Bonaventure emerged as the leader, Payne said. But then the Bonnies program became embroiled in a major controversy over the use of an ineligible player.
Now a former A-10 league member, Rutgers, could be making its pitch to Lalor.
JUCO Junction caught Lalor in action early last month at the Region 15 championship game. A rebounding and defensive presence, Lalor's offensive game is still coming along slowly.
We'll keep you abreast of any new information regarding Lalor's situation, so stay tuned!