The Rutgers men’s basketball team continues to look to fill at least one of two scholarships available for next season. While there is a deeper pool of grad transfers or JUCO players to choose from, head coach Steve Pikiell and the staff continue to explore all options.
On Sunday, 6’9” wing Lok Wur announced on twitter that he received an offer from the Scarlet Knights. The 2019 recruit was just cleared academically late last week and since that development, he has received offers from Nevada, Washington State, DePaul, and now Rutgers, among others, per 247 Sports.
Wur resides in Papillion, Nebraska, which is a suburb of Omaha. He is an athletic and versatile wing who can shoot from behind the arc and defend multiple positions. He averaged a double double his senior season of high school at Papillion La Vista South, posting a line of 20.8 points and 10.0 rebounds. Wur was named Second Team All-State by USA Today. This article from Omaha.com in late January stated Wur was shooting 61% from three-point range (91-150) at the time.
He is exactly the type of player head coach Steve Pikiell covets, due to his athleticism, versatility and ability to play multiple positions.
The competition for Wur will likely be fierce, based on the volume of quality offers he has received in the past two days, as more should be expected. With 1,000 or so players currently in the transfer portal, that means many mid to high major teams have a spot to fill for next season. Wur has become a hot commodity now that he is academically eligible, as he is a talent that would have held plenty of high major offers before now. Credit Pikiell and the staff for jumping in the mix as soon as Wur became an option for next season. Hopefully, they can get him on campus for a visit soon.
Here are senior season highlights for Wur.