In an effort to answer questions at point guard, Seton Hall received a visit from Drexel graduate transfer Tramaine Isabell on Wednesday.
Drexel grad transfer Tramaine Isabell tells me he will take an unofficial visit to Seton Hall today. Will officially visit Xavier this weekend and Arizona State next week. #shbb
— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) May 9, 2018
A 6-foot-1 guard who ran the point for Drexel last season after playing at Missouri for two years, Isabell (21 ppg, 7.5 rpg, 3.4 apg) would be immediately eligible next season.
Interestingly enough, Isabell initially declared for this year’s NBA Draft without an agent before deciding to opt out and transfer.
Isabell is considered one of the top three available grad transfers for obvious reasons — he put up big numbers in the CAA last season including huge rebound totals for a guard; he reached double digits rebounds four times last year.
Seton Hall is thin at point guard after the transfers of Eron Gordon and Jordan Walker, making this a perfect fit for someone who had the ball in their hands a lot of the time at Drexel.
In practice, incoming freshman point guard Anthony Nelson could back Isabell up for one season before being handed the reins in 2019-20 as a sophomore. This would afford Kevin Willard the luxury of utilizing Myles Powell and Quincy McKnight at the two/three spots instead of squeezing them into an unnatural role.
Isabell has well-rounded shooting percentages to go along with his averages (76% FT, 55% 2PT, 49-142 3PT) and along with fellow transfers Taurean Thompson and McKnight, would help fill some of the scoring void left by Seton Hall’s big senior class.
Xavier receives a visit this weekend while Arizona State will see a visit next week.