Darnell Brodie commits to Seton Hall

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On the eve of Christmas, Seton Hall has picked up a commitment from 2017 big man Darnell Brodie of Connecticut’s Putnam Science Academy.

A native of Newark, Brodie played his first few years of high school ball at Newark East Side, the first of which came alongside a senior Ish Sanogo.

A three-star prospect according to 247Sports.com but unranked by other major recruiting outlets, Brodie had picked up offers from the likes of Saint Joseph’s, UMass, Temple, Iona, and Monmouth since this past summer; other high-majors had also been sniffing around but did not offer.

It was originally thought that Darnell would graduate in the spring and then reclassify to 2018, but I’ve been told Seton Hall was recruiting him as a 2017 prospect.

Seton Hall hosted Brodie on an official visit this past Wednesday and he was at Prudential Center for the Rutgers game on Friday night. His commitment comes on the heels of forward Myles Carter’s dismissal from the team due to academic issues.

As of September, here is a scouting report from the New England Recruiting Report:

Brodie’s size alone makes him a force to be reckoned with. At 6’9” and about 280lbs, Brodie is a prep basketball player in an NFL left tackle’s body. His size and muscle mass hasn’t always given Brodie an advantage on the court though. While he’s still susceptible to quicker wings that catch him on an island in pick-n-roll action, Brodie’s lateral agility has improved tremendously and it’s helping him on both ends. His movements have become smoother, his actions are now that of a basketball player, and he anticipates his opponent’s moves instead of reacting to them defensively