The Sheridan College Generals announced the signing of Rich South standout John Ruffin to a national letter of intent. The 6’5, 210-pound forward averaged 12.7 points and 11.6 rebounds while leading the Rich South Stars to a 21-8 record this past year. A double-double machine, Ruffin hit the 20 rebounds mark twice this past season for the Stars, pulling down 20 rebounds and scoring 21 points in a victory over Crete-Monee. Ruffin also notched 21 boards and 17 points in a victory over Seton Academy.
The Chicago, Illinois native was named to the prestigious McDipper Basketball Tournament All-Tournament team this past season. Ruffin was also named the Chicago-Sun Times Southtown Star Player of the Week. An Illinois All-State performer, Ruffin played at Rich South for Coach Scot Ritter. Ruffin also played for the Illinois Wolverines under the direction of Coach Tyrone Johnson.
Coach Smiley had this to say about John: “We’re thrilled to get a player of John’s caliber in this recruiting class. John adds immediate toughness to our roster and is a power forward that can play both inside and out. His ability to rebound is really special. I’ve been following John for a couple of years, and both myself and Coach Dan Magrino really liked him when we saw him live again during the Christmas break. John has been a target of ours for a long time and we’re really excited that he’s officially on board with us. He should have a great career.”