Add Paul Mulcahy’s name to a suddenly growing list of Rutgers players who have entered the transfer portal.
With a year left of eligibility, Mulcahy made the very difficult decision to play elsewhere this upcoming basketball season after four brilliant years in Scarlet and White.
In a heartfelt message posted to social media, Mulchay said, “As a Rutgers Alumnus, I am proud to be a Scarlet Knight for life, and grateful for everything we have accomplished together over the last four years on and off the court.”
The 6-foot-7 senior from Bayonne, was as much the heart and soul of Steve Pikeill’s Scarlet Knights the past four years as were the likes of Geo Baker, Ron Harper Jr., and Caleb McConnell — to name just a handful of impact players on the roster.
Mulchay finished his Rutgers career fourth all-time in school history in career assists (457 assists). He has scored 818 career points, had 457 rebounds and 112 career steals.
He was a Big Ten Honorable Mention in each of the past two seasons.
Mulchay joins a list of Rutgers players who have entered the portal. Cam Spencer transferred over to defending National Champion U-Conn; Dean Reiber (Charlotte), Jalen Miller (Oral Roberts), and Oskar Palmquist (Elon) have also transferred to other programs. According to NJ.com, Caleb McConnell exhausted his transfer eligibility, but won’t be back with the team this season.
Mulchay’s next destination is not yet known.
Right now the Scarlet Knights are going to have a new feel and look to them this season. It starts with Noah Fernandes who transferred over to Rutgers from UMass. He will join returning stars Derek Simpson and Clifford Omoruyi. Mawot Mag is also expected back from the ACL injury that ended his season in February at the Big Ten Classic at Madison Square Garden. Aundre Hyatt is slated to return.