Seton Hall offers JuCo guard Chris Darrington

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In pursuit of their next floor general, Seton Hall has offered junior college prospect Chris Darrington of Vincennes University.

A 6-foot-1 lead guard who averaged 20.7 ppg and 4.6 apg as a sophomore, Darrington has picked up offers from the likes of Memphis, Nebraska, Tennessee, UNLV, Seton Hall, Colorado and more over recent weeks.

The Toledo, Ohio native ranked third in NJCAA Division 1 free-throw shooting (197-245, 80%) and second nationally in total points this past season. Darrington reached the 30-point threshold eight times including two 40-point games and appears to be more of a combo guard than a pass-first playmaker. 

It’s unclear what Darrington’s recruitment status is in relation to other point guard targets (see: Jordan Walker, Trevon Duval), but a backcourt tandem of Khadeen Carrington and Chris Darrington sure would be fun for TV and radio crews.

Duval is looking to decide in late April or early May after some of the NBA draft dust has settled while Walker is still undecided between staying in the current senior class or to reclassify to 2018, meaning a year of prep ball.

Seton Hall is currently stuck between waiting on Duval to make his decision and trying to pull the trigger with other targets. A top-five prospect commands patience from just about any staff in the country, but a late decision that does not go the Hall’s way is tough to plan for as other targets won’t want to wait around as a back-up option.

Extended footage of Darrington’s game can be viewed below.

  • Seton Hall has reached out to forward Mamadou Diarra, who had signed with Washington (Romar gone). Staff had recruited him prior to commitment

    Here is his commitment article http://247sports.com/Article/Athletic-69-Mamoudou-Diarra-Commits-To-The-Washington-Huskies-46485549

  • Matty P

    Off topic but something I wanted to share. I saw that USA Today had a database of men’s basketball coaches salaries for the teams who made the NCAA tournament. Apparently they determined these numbers by either asking the schools or from the schools federal tax returns (not sure how they got their hands on those). Based on the numbers they found Willard was paid $1.56M which put him behind only Jay Wright and Ed Cooley in BE coaches salaries. That also put him slightly higher than middle of the pack at the 31st highest paid coach in the NCAA tournament.
    http://sports.usatoday.com/ncaa/salaries/mens-basketball/coach/

    • hallstorm

      That is really interesting. I’m surprised Williard is no. 31 overall for salary–certainly pretty good for his position. Maybe he will actually stay a while?

      • LBP

        hallstorm– I know Willard gives back to the University big time$$$
        He is a really great Guy and has cleaned up the mess left by others– I am pleased he is Coach .

    • Joe Schmoe

      Since most Universities are non-profit institutions, they are required to post financial statements and FORM 990. The 990 will usually list the schools highest paid employees. We discussed this very topic a few threads ago. I think its fair to say that KW has turned SHU HC into a fairly prestigious position in both the BE and nationally. I don’t think hes going anywhere anytime soon. SHU is treating him right.

      • Disagree on the HC position being prestigious. Willard and the University have no doubt improved facilities and the backbone infrastructure behind the position, but this is not a job that will turn any heads.

  • SHU95

    Smart move, and we have the room now….

  • Matty P

    How many years of eligibility would Darrington have available?

  • Re: Jordan Walker, hearing he will take a year of prep at Montverde, so that’s reclassifying to 2018

  • As tweeted by Jeremy Schneider, the whole staff was in to see Jordan Walker yesterday.

    Heard he is going prep, but Jeremy told me that Walker is looking to visit schools. So perhaps he is staying 2017

    • LBP

      Kid got a bit shafted as 3rd Team All-State in NJ– he did lead St patrick to the crown and may have been most important player in Championship game.

  • hallstorm

    This kid Darrington looks like he has a good handle, but we defiiitely need a facilitator and distributor. There’s going to be a lot of mouths to feed next year especially if Delgado comes back (which we all expect he will do).

  • Marklemore84

    How would you guys rank the need, likely hood, and fit of the recently rumored guys. Obviously Duval is top in both. But lets talk Walker, Darrington, Kiss, Diarra and anyone else I may be missing? Also I assume Kiss would have to sit out?

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