NBA Draft 2022: Rutgers star Ron Harper Jr. signs 2-way deal after going undrafted

Ron Harper Jr., one of the best players in Rutgers basketball history, did not snap the program’s drought of NBA Draft picks, but his professional basketball career began on Thursday night nonetheless. 

The former Scarlet Knight star was not selected in the 2022 NBA Draft 

Rutgers remains with 19 players drafted all-time, with the latest still being Hamady N’Diaye in 2010 

But Harper did sign a two-way deal with the Toronto Raptors shortly after the draft concluded 

“58 reasons why let’s work @Raptors,” Harper tweeted shortly after the news broke, referring to the 58 picks in the reduced 2022 NBA Draft field.

Harper finished his Rutgers career with 1,525 points, tied with Roy Hinson for 11th-most in program history 

The son of a five-time NBA champion, Harper follows in his father’s footsteps after creating his own legacy in Piscataway 

“It would mean a lot (to be drafted) because it would show people that you can go to the NBA out of Rutgers and you can go to the NBA after four years at Rutgers,” Harper told 

Harper had one more year of collegiate eligibility remaining, but he elected to pursue his professional aspirations following his fourth season in Piscataway

He signed with Roc Nation Sports and put himself in front of multiple teams throughout the draft process, taking part in the NBA Draft combine...

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