One man over the scholarship limit just a couple days ago, Seton Hall commit Dawshawn Davis is off the books and headed to junior college.
After Seton Hall recently added sit-out Canisius transfer Takal Molson, who will bolster the 2- or 3-spot starting with the 2020-21 season, the Pirates were one over the 13 scholarship limit.
With eyes on a departing transfer from the likes of Taurean Thompson or Darnell Brodie, it’s instead an incoming freshman who will break rank.
According to JuCoRecruiting.com, Davis, a slashing two-guard from the Bronx and Our Saviour Lutheran (N.Y.), is headed to Trinity Valley C.C., a junior college in Texas that was ranked in the top 15 in the NJCAA last year.
The word is that Davis’ academic eligibility is in question, but he does play the same position as Molson.
Rated three-stars by both 247Sports and Rivals, Davis wasn’t expected to see a ton of time next season compared to fellow incoming freshman Tyrese Samuel, who could play a role at the four; Samuel is just outside of 247Sports’ top-150 for the 2019 class.
Whether or not Davis ever sets foot in South Orange, development at a ranked junior college over the next year should be better for all parties than a season deep on Seton Hall’s bench.
Now even on scholarships, keep an eye on Seton Hall’s new activity in the transfer market. They’ve been linked to Jersey native and former St. Anthony guard R.J. Cole (21.4 ppg, 6.4), a sophomore sit-out transfer from Howard and are in the final six for St. Joe’s freshman sit-out transfer Jared Bynum along with Providence, Butler, Clemson, Notre Dame, and Virginia Tech — edit: Bynum is Providence-bound as of about one hour after this published.