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USC, UCLA joining Big Ten means Rutgers basketball 'can recruit national,' coach Steve Pikiell says

USC and UCLA join the Big Ten Conference in 2024, and Rutgers men's basketball coach Steve Pikiell is eager to see what the addition of the Los Angeles market might mean for the Scarlet Knights' recruiting capabilities. Pikiell, speaking at Nike Peach Jam, told NJ.com that the Big Ten will benefit greatly from the additions of the Trojans and Bruins — additions which he expects to bolster Rutgers' ability to land talent from the West Coast.
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NBA Draft 2022: Rutgers’ Steve Pikiell excited to see where Ron Harper Jr. lands

Ron Harper Jr. could be the first Rutgers player chosen in the NBA Draft since 2010, and head coach Steve Pikiell can’t wait to see what’s ahead for his former star. “We’re excited, we’ve been getting some really good feedback,” Pikiell said by phone ahead of Thursday’s NBA Draft at Barclays Center. “We’re excited for him and we’re looking for him to have a great day on Thursday. It would be great for him and his family.”
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Rutgers basketball lands pledge from top-35 prospect, highest-rated commitment under Steve Pikiell

Rutgers basketball got a huge commitment Thursday. Gavin Griffiths, a top-35 prospect in the class of 2023, announced his pledge to the Scarlet Knights. Griffiths, out of Kingswood-Oxford School, is listed at 6-7, 185 pounds and rated 4-stars, the No. 1 player in Connecticut, No. 5 small forward and No. 33 recruit overall nationally in the class of 2023 on the 247Sports Composite. He had 16 scholarship offers, including Iowa, Maryland, Michigan and Penn State.
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How Rutgers, Steve Pikiell landed elite 2023 prospect Gavin Griffiths

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. -- Gavin Griffiths and his family were in a holding pattern. It was late November and the elite 2023 prospect, attending his first Rutgers game in person at Jersey Mike’s Arena, just got a front-row view of the Scarlet Knights suffering a stunning upset to Lafayette. Inarguably the worst loss of head coach Steve Pikiell’s tenure, a defeat that hangs over a season and leaves a heavy feeling in a locker room, the Griffiths were unsure of what exactly to expect afterward.
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Registration is Open for 2022 Steve Pikiell Basketball Camp

PISCATAWAY, N.J. – The Rutgers men's basketball program is proud to welcome back the 2022 Steve Pikiell Basketball Camp this summer. Pikiell has led the current resurgence of Rutgers basketball, both on and off the court in the last six seasons as head coach of the Scarlet Knights. Under Pikiell's leadership, RU returned to the NCAA Tournament marking the first time Rutgers has made the big dance in consecutive seasons since 1976.RU's appearance in the NCAA Tournament in 2021 was its first since 1991. In 2022, Pikiell surpassed Tom Young with the most ranked wins in school history (13).
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Steve Pikiell deserves long term benefit of the doubt

The 2021-2022 season ended for Rutgers men’s basketball in crushing fashion with a 89-87 double overtime loss to Notre Dame in the NCAA Tournament First Four round. It was the most memorable season that I’ve ever witnessed in four decades of following this program. What made it even more emotionally devastating for everyone involved and supporting this program was that it also likely marked the end of an era.
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March Madness 2022: Rutgers' Steve Pikiell previews matchup with Notre Dame, future of program

The Rutgers Scarlet Knights returned to the NCAA Tournament in 2022 after being selected for a First Four game against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. The two No. 11 seeds battle it out in the First Four Wednesday to play for a chance to take on No. 6 Alabama in the West Region in the official 64-team bracket as March Madness is just about set to officially get under way. Rutgers head coach Steve Pikiell was thrilled at the team’s return to the Big Dance.
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