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.
#Rutgers has landed Texas transfer Jacob Young @YEAHLILJ @TheAthleticCBB— Andrew Slater (@Andrew__Slater) April 21, 2018
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.
Class Act ~ #KNIGHTNATION!!! #Rhoops #Rutgers ~ God's Protection and Power!!! https://t.co/DbwjCMadYa— Tina M (@tmseriale) April 21, 2018
Rutgers Nation ⚫️ New beginnings!!— Jacob Young (@YEAHLILJ) April 22, 2018
Rocking 42 like my pops !! pic.twitter.com/ZfL4WwLg83