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.
Oregon adds another Rutgers transfer in Jacob Young
By ADAM ZAGORIA
Oregon had success with one Rutgers transfer this past season, and now they’ve added a second.
Jacob Young, the 6-foot-2 senior guard from Houston who averaged 14.1 points and 3.4 assists last season when Rutgers reached the NCAA Tournament for the first time in 30 years, is transferring to play for the Ducks. His older brother, Joseph, played for Oregon from 2013-15.
Oregon previously had success with former Rutgers forward Eugene Omoruyi, who averaged 17.1 points and 5.4 rebounds last season and then entered the NBA Draft.
Rutgers lost four transfers this offseason with Young, Myles Johnson (UCLA), Montez Mathis (St. John’s) and Mamadou Doucoure (La Salle).
Oregon also adds Syracuse transferQuincy Guerrier, junior college star Rivaldo Soares, Oklahoma transfer guard De’Vion Harmon, incoming power forward Isaac Johnson and incoming big man Nate Brittle.
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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.