Seton Hall has extended an offer to Brazilian import Jonathan Dos Anjos.
A 6-foot-8 forward playing for Florida’s Victory Rock Prep, Dos Anjos is understandably flying under the recruiting radar since coming to America some time last year, when he joined up with the school for the 2016-17 winter season.
Dos Anjos averaged 8.4 ppg and 4.6 rpg despite joining a team that was largely already formed, and failed to receive any offers until South Alabama did so in May with College of Charleston and VCU following up just a few days ago.
I wasn’t able to locate any footage of his game online, but this brief clip on Instagram gives an idea of his frame and athleticism.
A 19-year-old Class of 2018 product, Dos Anjos slots in alongside other forward recruits like Valdir Manuel (Patrick School, N.J.), Jake Forrester (Westtown, Pa.) and Majur Majak (Roselle Catholic, N.J.) as an important prospect behind the clear No. 1 forward target in 2018: Naz Reid.
In related recruiting news, Seton Hall has recently offered a trio of 2019 prospects and a another 2018 in addition to Dos Anjos.
John Bol Ajak (2019 center; Church Farm School, Pa.) – A bruising 6-foot-10 center, John Bol Ajak currently attends a small private all-boys boarding school in southeastern Pennsylvania. Philly.com reports offers from Temple and Saint Joseph’s while most recruiting services — which have not ranked the rising junior — list Saint Louis as the only other D-I offer for the native of Sudan.
Elias King (2019 SG/wing; Huntington Prep, Wv.) – Unlike Ajak, Elias King is a 4-star recruit with a handful of high-major offers from across the country. Virginia Tech, USC, N.C. State, and Memphis have all offered the 6-foot-7 wing since the end of the college hoops season.
Dahmir Bishop (2019 SG; Imhotep Charter, Pa.) – A Philly native, Bishop had only received mid-major offers until Penn State swooped in last month with Saint Joseph’s, Rutgers, and now Seton Hall following suit in July. A 6-foot-4 two-guard, Dahmir scored 26 points in an Elevate Hoops event this past weekend with the staff on hand.
Jared Rhoden (2018 SG/SF; Our Savior Lutheran, N.Y.) – Another unranked prospect like Dahmir Bishop, Rhoden also had not received any high-major offers until Penn State and VCU did so during the last July evaluation period; Dayton, Temple, Oregon State, and Seton Hall joined in shortly after. The athletic NY Lightning product plays alongside 2018 point guard target Anthony Nelson, who was offered last month and has been tracked during July.
Elsewhere during the second July evaluation period, Seton Hall’s staff was spotted watching recruits like Louis King, Scottie Lewis, Bryan Antoine, and Jahvon Quinerly (UA All-American camp), lengthy shooting guard Ignas Brazdeikis of CIA Bounce, forward Jake Forrester, two-guard Luther Muhammad, and point guard Jalen Carey.
It has been reported that Naz Reid and Jahvon Quinerly may take some official visits together this fall while Quinerly may use one of his five officials on a visit to South Orange.
Seton Hall’s staff and Creighton’s Greg McDermott were also apparently taking in a game with a team from Australia on Friday. Andrew Gaze Part II, anyone?