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Rutgers Hoops Lands Former Four Star Guard and Texas Transfer Jacob Young

The Scarlet Knights add a guard who can put the ball in the bucket.

NCAA Basketball: NCAA Tournament-First Round-Texas vs Nevada Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Today, Steve Pikiell filled another one of his three open scholarships, landing Jacob Young, a transfer guard from Texas, per Andrew Slater. Young has been on an official visit at Rutgers since Thursday.

The 6’2” guard was a sparkplug off the bench for the Longhorns under Shaka Smart. A highly touted 4 star recruit, Young played in 33 games his freshman season and 30 in his sophomore season. He averaged 6.2 points last year, shooting 32% from three.

Young really got a chance late last season when Eric Davis was benched during the FBI investigation that dominated college basketball news last year.

Young’s breakout game came in the Big XII Tournament against Texas Tech, where he scored 29 points, shooting 6 of 7 from three. He followed that up with an 8 point performance against Nevada in the NCAA Tournament. Young’s dad, Michael, and brother Joseph both were (are) NBA players.

He will sit a year, and then have 2 years to play. Steve Pikiell has one scholarship still to give this offseason, as 3-star guard Caleb McConnell committed last weekend.

Welcome to the Banks, Jacob.