August 22, 2019 | 76° F

Matt Bullock, Souf Mensah granted releases from Rutgers basketball

Photo by Dimitri Rodriguez |

Junior backup point guard Souf Mensah and sophomore guard/forward Matt Bullock have been granted their releases from the Rutgers men's basketball program, according to

Bullock, who will be a redshirt sophomore next season, will look to transfer to another university, while Mensah, who just finished his fourth year of eligibility and had one more left, will look to "pursue professional opportunities."

Bullock saw action in nine games when both senior Mike Williams and sophomore Eugene Omoruyi were injured and head coach Steve Pikiell needed depth at the guard/forward position. He played 72 total minutes and averaged 2.4 points per game.

Mensah served as the primary backup point guard to junior Corey Sanders and played in 27 games, making one start. He averaged just 0.6 points per game

With seniors Deshawn Freeman, Williams and Candido Sa all graduating, this leaves the Knights with five open scholarships for next season. 

Montez Mathis, Shaq Carter and Ron Harper Jr. are all signed as 2018 recruits and so two open scholarships remain.

Point guard Tai Strickland is a potential commitment for the 2018 season. Strickland attending Rutgers is not contingent upon whether Corey Sanders returns for his senior season.

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