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Podcast: Top 5 Transfers of Steve Pikiell Era



Mar 19, 2021; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Clemson Tigers guard Nick Honor (4) dribbles the ball while defended by Rutgers Scarlet Knights guard Jacob Young (42) during the first half in the first round of the 2021 NCAA Tournament at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Episode No. 68 of The Scarlet Faithful podcast focuses on the Top five transfers of the Steve Pikiell era at Rutgers. Through seven seasons, there have been several impactful transfers for the program. This episode attempts to rank the five best so far and give explanations for why.

First note that I did not count Nigel Johnson and Deshawn Freeman. Both players did transfer into Rutgers, but both were already on the roster prior to Pikiell arriving. While both started and made an impact, I look at their status differently compared to players Pikiell had transfer into the program.

Throughout the years, Rutgers has had big men CJ Gettys, Candido Sa, Shaq Carter and Ralph Gonzales-Agee transfer in. In addition, wing transfers have been Akwasi Yeboah and Aundre Hyatt. Backcourt additions have included Souf Mensah, Cam Spencer and Jacob Young.

All of the transfers of the Pikiell era have had varying impact. This episode breaks it all down. I cover in detail the five transfers that I think have been the best for Rutgers in recent years. Memorable moments, big performances, impact on the program’s culture, roles they played and much more are discussed.

Thank you for listening and or watching once again. I hope you enjoyed this episode as I attempt to try something different. The Scarlet Faithful podcast is now daily during the week. Check back again tomorrow as I cover a different Rutgers related topic.



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  1. BataliBoli98

    May 10, 2023 at 8:43 pm

    Loving the daily podcasts and this was a great idea for a topic. I can’t argue with how you stacked them up. I would also give Cam a slight edge over JY and I am glad that you included Akwasi in your top five. He was the definition of a “glue guy” and more consistent than Hyatt who has also had his moments. I also appreciated your point about Cam having an even bigger year in 2023-24 with the additions of Fernandes and Griffiths along with the maturation of Simpson. There were very, very few kick out 3s last year since almost no one could beat their man off of the dribble and draw an additional defender. Go RU!

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