Previewing the non-conference schedule: Troy

Seton Hall will be able to ease off the clutch just a tiny bit when they face Troy after a string of tough non-conference games.

The Trojans (10-19, 5-15) lose three of their top four scorers from a team that finished 280th in KenPom, so on paper this will be one of the Pirates’ easiest non-league games.

Roster subtractions: Musa Abdul-Aleem (16 ppg, 4.8 rpg), Chris Bilbo (8.4 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 2.9 apg), Kevin Thomas (10.3 ppg, 8.1 rpg)

Returnees to watch: G/F Wesley Person (14.2 ppg), F John Walton III (8.4, 5.7 rpg), PG Kelton Ford (7.3 ppg, 2.3 rpg, 2.3 apg)Screenshot 2015-11-07 at 7.26.13 AM

Key additions: Daniel Peace (JuCo PG), Jeremy Hollimon (JuCo G)

Gone are three starters in forward Musa Abdul-Aleem, guard Chris Bilbo and center Kevin Thomas, which were also three of Troy’s top four scorers from 2014-15.

Returning point guard Kelton Ford had a top-50 steal percentage a season ago and Wesley Person averaged 14.2 ppg as just a freshman, so he’s a guy for Derrick Gordon to guard.

Troy does add a pair of junior college guys in point guard in Daniel Peace and guard Jeremy Hollimon, who was redshirted a season ago.

Seton Hall shouldn’t have a problem at all with Troy. This is a game that can only hurt RPI but the Hall has to take care of business nonetheless. 83-60 final? Hoping some of the guys who get lesser minutes see more action.
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