Rutgers basketball hopes it can capture some of that Michael Jordan-era Bulls magic with its newest commitment.
On Friday, the Scarlet Knights picked up a commitment from Ronald Harper Jr., son of the 15-year former NBA veteran. The commitment came shortly after an offer was extended on campus on Thursday.
Harper is a 6-foot-6 wing who stars at nearby Don Bosco Prep.
He made his announcement via Twitter.
— Ronald Harper Jr. (@ron_harper32) August 11, 2017
Harper is the fourth commit in Rutgers’ 2018 class, joining four-star shooting guard Montez Mathis, three-star point guard Mac McClung, and three-star center Mamadou Doucoure. Harper is not yet ranked by the recruiting services, but he does hold an offer from Nebraska, and had some smaller schools, including his father’s alma mater Miami (OH) in on him.
The group is currently ranked No. 5 in the Big Ten and No. 10 nationally, per 247Sports.
Harper Sr. was the No. 8 pick of the 1986 NBA Draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers. He went on to play for the Cavs, Clippers, Bulls, and Lakers, winning five NBA Titles with Jordan’s Bulls and the Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal-led Lakers.