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Assistant Coach David Cox Leaves Georgetown for Rutgers; Darryl Prue To Be Named Next Hoyas Assistant Coach

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According to Rutgers insiders, Georgetown Assistant Coach David Cox has decided to leave Georgetown and join Mike Rice's staff at Rutgers.  We have learned that current video coordinator Darryl Prue will be elevated to assistant coach to replace the departed Cox. 

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Darryl Prue

Cox has been a valuable member of JT3's bench and has played a large role in the recruitment of this year's top-20 class, most notably with Moses Abraham and his ultimate decision to choose Georgetown over Indiana.  Our source indicated that JT3 was trying to get Georgetown's 'powers that be' to match the offer Cox received from Rutgers in an attempt to keep Cox at Georgetown.

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Below is Prue's bio, per GUHoyas.com:

Darryl Prue is in his first year as the video coordinator at Georgetown, but he is no stranger to the men's basketball program, having served as a member John Thompson III's staff from 2004-05 to 2006-07.

Prue rejoins the Hoyas after spending the last two years as an assistant to Todd Bozeman at Morgan State University.

After graduating from West Virginia in 1990, Prue spent 11 years on the international basketball circuit, winning three league championships.

A native of Washington, D.C., Prue guided Dunbar High School to a No. 1 national ranking by USA Today in his junior season. His many honors include two First-Team All-Met selections and Third-Team All-American (Street & Smith) status as a senior.

Prue lettered all four years at West Virginia, while earning a bachelor of arts in physical education. He was honored as the Co-Rookie of the Year in the Atlantic 10 as a freshman, received Second-Team All-League honors his sophomore year and First-Team recognition his last two years. Prue was named an Honorable Mention All-American his junior year.

He resides in Maryland and has one daughter, Chelsie-Marie (16).

As reported yesterday, Cox has been instrumental in securing a number of recent Georgetown recruits, and his connection to local AAU team DC Assault has been valuable.  Current assistant Kenya Hunter will be expected to fill Cox's substantial recruiting shoes as JT3's new #1 recruiter.