Chris wrote for SB Nation’s SouthOrangeJuice.com from 2011-2015, has contributed to Rivals’ PirateCrew.com and has had the pleasure to cover dozens of Seton Hall games as a credentialed media member over the last three seasons.
Here is a brief roundup of some of his work:
With Deadspin recently catching on to this developing soap opera and looking for tips, this appears to be a ticking time bomb with someone other than Seton Hall’s head coach at the steering wheel. Willard’s open-ended approach that has provided little-to-no real answers and has allowed countless rumors to fester regarding what exactly has transpired is pretty far from proactive and has left the program prone for someone else to get out in front of the recent events.
If there were any lingering questions about potential feuds within Seton Hall’s locker room going into last night’s game against Georgetown, at least one was definitively answered during a second half media timeout.
Despite an overall body of work at Seton Hall that would leave most neutrals with no choice but to suggest a firing, there’s more to it.
Seton Hall has over a dozen former hoopers playing ball professionally all over the world. From Australia to Norway, here is a roundup of how they are doing.
Touted as little more than a superb rebounder with developing post skills and great upside coming out of The Patrick School (N.J.), Angel Delgado played second fiddle to McDonald’s All-American guard Isaiah Whitehead coming into Seton Hall’s 2014-15 season.
The Big East Conference has been widely projected to have a down year in college basketball this season. Now one year into the life of the ‘new’ Big East, Seton Hall’s Kevin Willard was one head coach that talked up the positive trends in the 10-team basketball-only league at the conference’s Media Day this morning at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
Despite not being seniors, both guards logged as many minutes as physically possible last season, and with that comes experience by doing. While a detriment last season, Kevin Willard knows this asset will reap rewards in the near future.
Following the graduation of senior centers Eugene Teague and Aaron Geramipoor and the departure of graduated redshirt junior Patrik Auda to Poland for pro ball with Polfarmex Kutno, Seton Hall is in desperate search for guys who can man the interior.
Highlights include a scary medical situation for Khadeen Carrington, NBA comparisons for Carrington and Angel Delgado, a look at the ‘Country Boys’, and who Sterling Gibbs was texting after his shot against Villanova last season.
Following the Stony Brook Model of Non-Conference Scheduling, I took a look at a handful of regional schools that posted an RPI between 50 and 200 (with an exception or two) this season. Additionally, I found the average RPI of these schools over the past three seasons and their rough distance from the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J.
The final TV rating numbers are in for the 2014-15 college basketball season and it looks like Fox Sports 1 took a slight dip in its sophomore season with the Big East, although Seton Hall has emerged a winner.
On the surface, Seton Hall appears poised to shatter their TV ratings from last season.
St. John’s guard Phil Greene IV said pre-season that the Red Storm have the best backcourt in not only the Big East, but the country. If we’re taking Greene at his word, then that means Seton Hall’s guards should also be considered some of the best in the nation after leading the Pirates to a 78-67 upset of No. 15 St. John’s in the Big East’s opener at Prudential Center on Wednesday.
With their backs against the wall and in search of their first road win in the Big East, No. 19 Seton Hall was lifted by the red hot shooting of Sterling Gibbs in their 68-67 win over Creighton in Omaha on Saturday. Down two and with the shot clock off, Gibbs made a contested off-balance three with seconds to play to give Seton Hall the road win they’ve been searching for.
“It sucks,” said Mobley of the team’s mood. “Right now, some guys are just playing to get through the season. Until you have all 13 guys on board like we did at the beginning of the season, it’s going to continue to happen.”
Seton Hall and St. John’s played neck-and-neck for over 30 minutes but a second half scoring drought did the visitors in as the Pirates lost their sixth straight, falling 85-72.
The first recruit of Seton Hall’s 2015 recruiting class, Southern California scoring guard Dalton Soffer is a couple months away from relocating 2000 miles east to his future four-year home in South Orange, New Jersey.
When I spoke to the first member of Kevin Willard’s 2015 recruiting class earlier today, it only took one question for Dalton Soffer to touch on something other than basketball.
As of now, Chris Silva brings natural shot-blocking and rebuilding ability to the table. The native of Gabon is entering just his third year of organized basketball, which explains his developing back-to-the-basket game, a facet of the game that most young interior guys lack. Roselle Catholic head coach Dave Boff said that Silva literally came to the states/Roselle Catholic with the clothes on his back and one change of clothes.
Let’s face it, last night’s game was not pretty for both sides. It was close and came down to the last few possessions, but it wasn’t a highly-skilled Big East battle. Here’s five times that Seton Hall failed to seize the moment.
After coming up short in their third straight true road test last night, because playing at South Florida doesn’t classify as one in my book, it’s time to dig a little deeper into Seton Hall’s difficulties on the road.