Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
By ADAM ZAGORIA
Rutgers has landed a pledge from Texas transfer Jacob Young, according to Andrew Slater.
The 6-foot-2, 185-pound Young averaged 6.2 points and 1.7 rebounds last season.
The younger brother of Indiana Pacers guard Joseph Young, Young will sit out this season and then have two years of eligibility.
“I chose Rutgers because of coach P [Steve Pikiell] and his staff and having the opportunity to help do things the school hasn’t done in a while,” Young said.
Asked if he could help the Scarlet Knights make the NCAA Tournament, he said, “Yes, I can. I’ve been to one and I know what it takes.”
Young joins point guard Caleb McConnell and shooting guards Ron Harper Jr. and Montez Mathis in Rutgers’ 2018 class.
Young figures to help run the point beginning in 2019.
He said his role is “to be a point guard and help score the ball for my team.”
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.