Despite no currently open scholarships, Seton Hall has thrown their hat into the ring for a handful of transfers including several immediately eligible graduate transfers.
The Final Four hasn’t finished yet, but college hoops’ off-season is well underway.
Now that Kevin Willard’s potential transfer to Virginia Tech has been put to rest, it’s time to look at who Willard and his staff are targeting as incoming transfers.
Soon-to-be freshmen Dashawn Davis and Tyrese Samuel will bring the scholarship count to 13, joining sit-out transfer Ike Obiagu as guys that will replace an outgoing Mike Nzei.
But the staff is obviously keen on adding another seasoned player, leaving basic math to say that an outgoing transfer or a creative shifting of someone off scholarship is on the immediate horizon.
Forwards Tauraen Thompson, who saw as many DNP’s as minutes down the stretch, and rarely-used freshman Darnell Brodie would be odds-on favorites to fall into the outgoing category.
That said, here’s a running tally sourced from Twitter and Jeff Goodman’s annual list of everyone Seton Hall has been linked to — immediately eligible or not — and what general type of player they are. I’ve listed immediately eligible transfers first.
School: Little Rock
Stats: 20.3p, 6.7r
Misc: Immediately eligible graduate transfer. Posted 16 points, 14 boards, 4 assists and 2 blocks against Georgetown. Played with Markquis Nowell at Little Rock, who is a NJ Playaz guy. Minor connection to Myles Powell there. Recently visited West Virginia.
School: William & Mary
Stats: 13p, 3.2r
Misc: Immediately eligible graduate transfer. Originally played at Boston College. Shot nearly 40% from three over 216 attempts and is listed at 6’5.
Stats: 14.2p, 5.5r
Misc: Immediately eligible graduate transfer. Is 6’6 but played power forward and went 86-232 (37%) from three this season. A long list of high-majors are involved including Xavier, Creighton, North Carolina, Virginia, and Kansas.
School: High Point
Stats: 19.1p, 3.8r, 3.3a
Misc: Immediately eligible graduate transfer. Originally attended Iona. Played mostly off the ball for High Point, attempting 154 threes (33%).
Stats: 12.9p, 6.2r
Misc: Immediately eligible graduate transfer. Made 71-167 threes (42%) which is actually just down from last year for a 20-win Lehigh team. Is set to visit Kansas State, N.C. State, and TCU. Native of Colts Neck, N.J. who played at Christian Brothers Academy and the NJ Playaz/Jersey Shore Warriors in AAU.
Stats: 16.9p, 5.4r
Misc: Sit-out transfer with two years of eligibly left. Molson visited Seton Hall last weekend and tweeted about it. He declared for the NBA Draft without an agent last spring.
School: Saint Joseph’s
Stats: 11.3p, 4.5a, 3.6r
Misc: Leaving Joes after one year due to Phil Martelli’s departure. Only 5’10 but appears to be a crafty and quick floor general. Was also 35-102 (34%) from three. Bunch of other high-majors interested.
Stats: 15.5p, 6.2r, 3.4a
Misc: Sit-out transfer with two years of eligibility left. Shot 62-194 (32%) from three and played lead guard for a bad Jacksonville team.
School: Louisiana Tech
Stats: 12.2p, 6.2r
Misc: Sit-out transfer with two years of eligibility left. The obvious connection here is that Tony Skinn recruiting Duruji to La. Tech while he was an assistant there. Duruji shot 38-115 (33%) from three, furthering a trend of wings and fours who can shoot the rock.
Stats: 4.3p, 2.8a
Misc: Would have two years of eligibility after sitting out. I haven’t seen Washington, who was dubbed IW 2.0 by some during his recruitment, linked to Seton Hall, but he was recruited heavily out of high school. The NYC native saw a diminished role as a sophomore this year and tweeted that his transfer is in part due to the health of his grandparents, which has hit him hard. I wouldn’t be surprised if Seton Hall were linked to Washington at some point.
Off the board:
School: South Plains College (JuCo)
Stats: 11.6p, 4.5r
Misc: Junior college transfer who picked UNLV over SMU and Seton Hall. Shot 41% from three after originally transferring from Mount Saint Mary’s. Native of Australia.