Rutgers basketball just got a commitment from Ron Harper Jr., a class of 2018 guard with NBA blood in his veins.
Harper Jr. is the son of Ron Harper, a former NBA player who won had a 15-year NBA career and won five NBA championships with the Chicago Bulls and the Los Angeles Lakers.
Harper Jr. announced his commitment on Twitter Friday evening.
— Ronald Harper Jr. (@ron_harper32) August 11, 2017
According to 247Sports, Harper Jr. is an unrated shooting guard and a Ramsey, N.J., native. He helped lead his high school, Don Bosco Prep, to its first non-public state title in 47 years. Harper Jr.’s recruiting trail sky rocketed when he participated in two AAU events, “The Weekend” and the “Victor Oladipo Skills Academy,” late in July.
He visited Rutgers on Thursday and was also offered a scholarship by the Scarlet Knights while he was on campus. Harper Jr. spoke to madehoops.com about his commitment, and told the website about the key factors which led to his commitment.
“The key factors for me were a place where I felt welcomed and at home,” Harper Jr. told madehoops.com. “I also like that it’s close to home and Big Ten is a great conference to play in.”
Harper Jr. chose Rutgers over other scholarship offers from Nebraska, Miami (Ohio) and Illinois-Chicago.
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