Brandin Knight joins Rutgers basketball coaching staff

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) Brandin Knight has joined the Rutgers basketball staff after spending the past 10 seasons at Pittsburgh.

Rutgers coach Steve Pikiell announced the hiring on Monday, giving him a New Jersey native and a top recruiter on his staff.

Knight was instrumental in the recruitment and development of All-American Sam Young, along with all-league guards Levance Fields, Ashton Gibbs and Tray Woodall.

Prior to being named a Pittsburgh assistant by Jamie Dixon in 2008, Knight served the 2007-08 and 2006-07 seasons as director of men's basketball operations and program assistant/video coordinator, respectively.

Playing point guard, Knight helped lead the Panthers to consecutive Big East regular season titles (2001-02 and 2002-03), and two NCAA Sweet 16 appearances (2002 and 2003).