A majority of Seton Hall basketball talk this off-season has revolved around replacing Isaiah Whitehead at point guard.
While he didn’t always look like a pure point guard during his two seasons in South Orange, Whitehead certainly stood out as a play-maker and scorer to go along with the 44th-best assist rate in the country.
Seton Hall will undoubtedly lose scoring from the ‘one’ this year, but it could stay afloat facilitation-wise as newcomers Jevon Thomas and Madison Jones are both natural floor generals with some high-major experience under their belts — something Kevin Willard hasn’t really had since Tom Maayan, but truly since 2011-12 with a senior Jordan Theodore leading the charge.
Both Jones and Thomas alike have been tabbed as defensively strong (JT has been compared to Paul Gause) while returning junior Khadeen Carrington has embarked on a transition to point guard this summer — the Brooklyn native saw most of his minutes there in a scrimmage against Penn State with Jones out with a knee injury and Thomas still ineligible until December; freshman combo guard Eron Gordon also saw 18 minutes (4 pts, 5 rebs, 1 ast) against the Nittany Lions.
There’s no doubt in my mind that Kevin Willard will mix and match at the ‘one’ to start, but who do you think wins the battle and stands out as a viable starter come March? I don’t give you an easy opt-out answer of “point guard by committee” for this poll.