Rutgers menโ€™s basketball star Ron Harper Jr. named to Preseason All-Big Ten Team

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Ron Harper Jr. was named on Wednesday as a member of the 2021-22 Preseason All-Big Ten Team. The Rutgers forward was the only Scarlet Knights player announced to the list.

Last season, Harper posted a career-high 14.9 points per game and 5.9 rebounds per game.

Rutgers is one of seven menโ€™s basketball programs to have a player selected to the list. Michigan, Illinois and Purdue each had two selections to the 11 players on the list:

(Players in all capital letters were unanimous selections).

Illinois center Kofi Cockburn was named 2021-22 Big Ten Preseason Player of the Year.

Rutgers was picked to finish eighth in the Big Ten preseason poll earlier this month. The Scarlet Knights made the NCAA Tournament this spring for the first time in three decades. They won their first-round game over Clemson and lost 63-60 to a Houston team that made the Final Four.