Michigan guard Zavier Simpson (3) reaches for the ball as Texas guard Jacob Young (3) drives through the lane during a NCAA basketball game in Austin, Texas, on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017. NICK WAGNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

BEVO BEAT Men's Basketball

Former Texas G Jacob Young headed to Rutgers

Posted April 22nd, 2018

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Former Texas guard Jacob Young announced Saturday that he’s transferring to Rutgers.

“Rutgers Nation. New beginnings,” Young posted on Twitter.

Former Texas center James Banks III, who also announced his transfer also posted his support on the social media platform. “Big time pick up for Rutgers!,” Banks tweeted.

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Young averaged 6.2 points per game last season for the Longhorns in 30 games. The sophomore averaged about 16 minutes per game the last two seasons but was mostly a role player. He got extended playing time in February after UT lost guards Andrew Jones and Eric Davis Jr. for various reasons.

Young will be required to sit out one season, per NCAA rules. He will have two years of eligibility remaining.

Contact Brian Davis at 512-445-3957. Email bdavis@statesman.com.

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