Steve Pikiell has been recruiting Paul Mulcahy, a 6’6” point guard, for almost the majority of his time as head coach of the Rutgers Scarlet Knights. And today, he landed his top target and lead guard of the future.
Mulcahy, who is a class of 2019 player, is rated as a 3 star player by 247, but in that ranking he’s listed as a small forward. The Scarlet Knights beat out Northwestern, Seton Hall and Xavier among others in this recruiting battle.
A true facilitator, Mulcahy looks to make other players better. In all his highlight videos, he is seen setting up teammates, making the smart pass and, even better, making the extra pass. Mulcahy can also turn on the jets and get to the rim. He’s not a great shooter, but good enough that other teams will have to respect it. For more of a scouting report, check out this article by Jerry Carino:
Rutgers fans, read up: 5 things to know about Gill St. Bernard's playmaker Paul Mulcahy with his college announcement imminent. Analysis of his game from the great @NJHoops.— Jerry Carino (@NJHoopsHaven) May 15, 2018
My take: His 3-star rating gets it wrong: https://t.co/iZRheElszy via @AsburyParkPress
No one can say Steve Pikiell isn’t recruiting his tail off. For the second year in a row, he’s landed his top target as guard Montez Mathis is expected to make his debut this fall. Steve Pikiell still has one scholarship remaining, that can be used either in 2018 or 2019 (or both should the staff land a graduate transfer this year.) Things continue to trend upward for Rutgers.
Welcome to the Banks, Paul!