Over the weekend, the Rutgers Scarlet Knights got some exciting news as it was learned that Texas transfer Jacob Young would be joining the program. He joins the Scarlet Knights after two relatively productive seasons in Austin.
#Rutgers has landed Texas transfer Jacob Young @YEAHLILJ @TheAthleticCBB— Andrew Slater (@Andrew__Slater) April 21, 2018
Young originally came out of Houston, Texas before committing to the Texas Longhorns and playing in Austin over the last two seasons. During his career there, he averaged 6.2 points and 1.7 rebounds per game over 16.6 minutes per game.
While Young was a relatively average offensive player and outside shooter, he is a player that will fight on the boards and for steals. That’s certainly an encouraging sign for what he can do at Rutgers. Since Steve Pikiell arrived, Rutgers had prided itself on quality defense.
Due to NCAA transfer rules, Young will have to sit out next season, but he will be available starting in 2019-’20 and will have two years of eligibility remaining. Young is currently listed at 6-foot-2 and 185 pounds and should help in the backcourt.
No one can be sure how Young will progress once he arrives at Rutgers, but Scarlet Knight fans should be excited about adding another talented piece to the roster.