Rutgers hoops signs Vincent Garrett

Rutgers men's basketball coach Mike Rice has added another player to the mix for next season.

Vincent Garrett, a 6-foot-5 wing player originally from Chicago, has signed to play for the Scarlet Knights starting in 2012-13.

Garrett averaged 16 points and 6 rebounds per game for Lee College in Baytown, Texas, last season as a sophomore. He will have two years of eligibility at Rutgers.

“Signing Vincent was a priority for us this recruiting period, and we are thrilled to welcome him into the program,” said Rice in a statement. “He is a very gifted athlete with the ability to score the ball at many levels. Vincent is also a mature young man who has developed and excelled due to a tremendous work ethic.”