In an exciting announcement this afternoon that sent shockwaves throughout the college basketball community, Dylan Harper, a 6’6” combo guard nationally regarded as the number two player in the class of 2024, has committed to Coach Steve Pikiell and the Rutgers Scarlet Knights. Harper’s commitment marks a monumental milestone for the Scarlet Knights as Harper becomes the highest ranked recruit to ever commit to the Scarlet Knights program.
Harper’s commitment to play college basketball for the Scarlet Knights is a testament to the endless work Coach Steve Pikiell and his staff did in recruiting Harper to play for their program. Whether it was taking a trip to see Harper play multiple games at Peach Jam or flying across the globe to Hungary to see Harper play for Team USA along with Harper’s numerous visits to Rutgers’ campus, Pikiell and his staff’s extensive efforts put themselves in prime position to land Harper.
Known for his extraordinary offensive abilities, Harper possesses a unique combination of size and feel for the game that allows him to be effective in finding ways to score the ball. Coupling his exceptional positional size and strong frame with his ability to play at his own pace and get to his spots, Harper is ultra effective at being able to score the ball. In terms of fit, Harper’s scoring abilities will without a doubt provide an added boost to the guard play of Rutgers’ offense especially with how effective Harper is at using his body and understanding certain angles on the court.
Harper without a doubt instantly changes the trajectory of this Scarlet Knight’s program as he becomes the final piece for a program changing recruiting class for Rutgers basketball joining the likes of fellow top three recruit Ace Bailey. A top two recruit widely heralded as one of the most unique scorers in the country, Harper has potential to be an instant impact player at the collegiate level.
Under the leadership of Coach Pikiell, Scarlet Knights fans have plenty to be excited about as the Scarlet Knights have not only secured the talents of rising star Dylan Harper but have also put themselves in position to make some noise nationally in college basketball next season.