BAYONNE, NJ- Gill St. Bernards basketball standout, and lifelong Bayonne resident, Paul Mulcahy, has signed his letter of commitment to attend and play for Rutgers University in September, 2019.
The second oldest of six, Mulcahy overcame adversity in his freshman year of high school when his family’s home burned down putting further pressure on his daily four-hour community back and forth to his Somerset County school where he is set to begin his senior year of basketball in the coming weeks.
The 6’6 point guard has already scored over 1,000 points and helped keep his team in the top 15 statewide in both his sophomore and junior years.
Keen observers of the player’s nascent career have said that on the court he gives 100 percent at every practice, not to mention during games where he is known as much for his generous passing as he is for his scoring ability.
Calling him “exciting” and crediting him for playing basketball the “right way,” Scarlet Knights Head Coach Steve Pickiel said that Mulcahy, regarded as one of the top high school basketball recruits in the state, “has been a priority for Rutgers Basketball since day one.”
Fans are going to love the “tenacity and toughness” of the young star known for his trademark headband Pickiel added before concluding optimistically that “headband highlights are coming to the RAC.”
“Kids in other states grow up and want to go to their state schools” Mulcahy said of his decision to play for Rutgers over others such as Northwestern and Xavier that had also courted him. “I can’t see why a kid from New Jersey can’t stay and do really well in state.”
“I’m really excited.”
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