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.
Welcome to the Banks, Jacob.