Harper Jr. is entering his third season with the Scarlet Knights. He has started 49 games and averaged 10 points per game at Rutgers. Last season, Harper Jr. averaged 12.1 points per game, leading the Knights in scoring. He also averaged 5.8 rebounds per game.
Harper Jr. ranked in the top 25 in the Big Ten for effective field goal percentage, turnover rate, block percentage, three-point shooting percentage, free throw shooting, true shooting percentage and defensive rebound rate, according to On the Banks.
He earned Honorable Mention All-Big Ten and Second Team All-MET (Metropolitan Basketball Association) and was also named MET Player of the Week last season after Rutgers' win over Seton Hall. In the game, Harper Jr. scored 18 points and was named the Joe Calabrese Game MVP Honors.
He shot 16 for 28 from three-point range in his last seven games, according to NJ Advance Media.
“The first time I saw him play, I saw him do a little bit of everything,” said head men's basketball coach Steve Pikiell, according to NJ Advance Media. “It’s kind of funny, years later (at Rutgers), that’s exactly what he does — a little bit of everything.”
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