A shooting guard from Wisconsin who committed to Marquette in 2013 will walk-on at Seton Hall this season.
Pledging to a high-major program as a 15-year-old prior to playing a minute of high school hoops then walking on at a different school in the same conference four years later is quite the journey.
That journey has been traversed by three-star two-guard Philip Flory (Oshkosh North, Wisc.), who went to high school an hour east of Marquette and an hour south of Green Bay — but will be attending college in South Orange this coming year.
I'm excited to become a Pirate 🔵⚪️ Very blessed for this Opportunity ☝🏼🙌🏼 pic.twitter.com/E4EZBJs70a
— Philip James Flory (@PhilipJFlory) July 14, 2017
The son of a Marquette alum who played two seasons for the Golden Eagles, Flory de-committed less than a year into Steve Wojciechowski’s term after previously committing to Buzz Williams. Seton Hall assistant Fred Hill was an assistant at Marquette from 1986-88 and coached Philip’s father, Mike Flory.
Flory also experienced a series of injuries during the middle part of his high school career which suppressed his recruitment; Flory had open “opportunities” at Pitt and Virginia Tech while schools like Wichita State, Green Bay, and Northern Iowa had been sniffing around this spring.
Although shooting guard is Seton Hall’s deepest position, I wouldn’t be surprised if this is a temp-to-hire type of situation where Flory can perhaps earn himself a scholarship in South Orange.