Texas transfer Jacob Young committed to Steve Pikiell and Rutgers on Saturday evening, giving the Scarlet Knights a high-major addition to work with.
Young played two seasons at the Longhorns, providing a scoring threat off the bench for head coach Shaka Smart. In his freshman campaign, he struggled, shooting only 29 percent from the field and notching 3.7 points per game, but in year two, Young averaged 6.2 PPG and hit 41 percent of his shots from the field in nearly the same minutes per night.
With guard Corey Sanders gone to the NBA, Young will combine with Geo Baker and Montez Mathis in Rutgers' backcourt when he is eligible to hit the floor in 2019-2020.
Young has to sit out a season due to the NCAA transfer rules.