Former Rutgers guard Paul Mulcahy announced on Tuesday that he is transferring to Washington. He will play his final season of eligibility at the PAC-12 school under seventh year year head coach Mike Hopkins.
— Paul Mulcahy (@paulmulcahy_4) July 4, 2023
— Joe Tipton (@TiptonEdits) July 4, 2023
“I believe that the Covid year has been a blessing for me to have another chance to chase my dream,” Mulcahy told Tipton. “I think Washington has some elite pieces over there and are hungry to win at a high level. I believe this decision will make me push myself harder than ever before.”
After four years at Rutgers as a core member in the rise of the program, Mulcahy entered the transfer portal on June 9. He took reported visits to Notre Dame, Xavier, Gonzaga and Washington while receiving interest from several other schools.
He leaves the program 4th all-time in assists with 457 in his career. His contributions over four seasons were critical towards the success the program had. Mulcahy was the catalyst when Rutgers became the first unranked team in college basketball history to defeat to win four straight games against ranked foes.
Mulcahy averaged 8.3 points, 4.9 assists, 3.6 rebounds and 1.6 steals in 32.4 minutes per game this past season. He shot 41.6% from the floor, 37.0% from three-point range and 72.3% from the foul line. He was 4th in Big Ten play in assists and 6th in assist-to-turnover ratio, along with 7th in steals.
Fighting through a shoulder injury most of the season, Mulcahy struggled the last month plus of the 2022-2023 campaign. Rutgers finished 3-8, just missing a third straight NCAA tournament appearance.
During the 2021-2022 season, Mulcahy became the first Rutgers player to average more than 5+ assists in 27 years since Brian Ellerbe during the 1984-1985 season. Mulcahy averaged career highs as a junior with 9.0 points, 5.3 assists and 4.1 rebounds.
Through four seasons at Rutgers, Mulcahy played 121 career games and started in 81 contests. His career averages include 6.8 points, 3.8 assists, 3.4 rebounds, and 0.9 steals in 27.5 minutes per game. Mulcahy shot 45.1% from the floor, 36.4% from three-point range and 71.6% from the foul line in his career.
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