Seton Hall is maintaining their pursuit of an additional forward as part of their 2017 recruiting class by setting up a visit with 6-10 Sandro Mamukelashvili (Montverde Academy, Fla.) on Tuesday.
2017 @MVABasketball F Sandro Mamukelashvili is taking an official visit to Seton Hall on Tuesday.
— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) April 14, 2017
A lanky forward that has been on the coaching staff’s radar for a few months now, Mamukelashvili took official visits to USC and Vanderbilt last month while Boston College and Maryland have also been sniffing around.
Unranked by ESPN, but tabbed as a three-star prospect by Rivals, 247Sports, and Scout, Mamukelashvili is an active big man who won’t always reside in the paint and has a very similar game to former Pirate four-man Patrik Auda. It is thought that he could provide an instant impact as a freshman next season.
Mamukelashvili could join signed 6-9, 270-pound forward Darnell Brodie and two-guard Myles Cale as part of Seton Hall’s 2017 class. Brodie was officially announced by the school this week with Newark East Side co-head coach Anthony Tavares saying this.
“Everyone at Seton Hall will be happy with Darnell’s work ethic and what he can do. He has a great frame and is a good rebounder. He has the potential to be a great rebounder, the type of rebounder that has made Angel Delgado a household name.
“Prudential Center is five minutes away from East Side High School, so it’s another opportunity for a local kid to stay home and play in front of his family. Darnell is a great fit for what Seton Hall is trying to do, and it’s good to continue sending our student-athletes to such a great school. The relationship Seton Hall’s coaching staff has built with East Side has been second to none.”
Mamukelashvili, a native of New York City who grew up in the country of Georgia, won’t be the only visitor in South Orange on Tuesday.
Fordham grad transfer guard Antwoine Anderson will be on campus and it’s possible George Washington forward Kevin Marfo will be there too — he was originally slated to visit on Wednesday.
UPDATE 4/15 — Anderson has committed to UConn, per Adam Zagoria
Further out, 6-9 big Isaiah Whaley is also scheduled to visit Seton Hall in the coming weeks as another 2017 option at forward.