Seton Hall offers JuCo Sydney Curry, linked to two more transfers as March winds down

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Seton Hall is in the mix for Carlik Jones (Radford), Sydney Curry (JuCo), and Tyrese Martin (Rhode Island).

In a follow-up to two recent posts highlighting high school recruits and a long list of potential incoming transfers in the wake of Taurean Thompson and Darnell Brodie going the other way, the new names keep flowing.

First up is the most unknown name, Sydney Curry.

A 6’8, 265-pound bruiser that just completed his freshman season at Logan College (Ill.), Curry was originally committed to Miami (Oh.) after seeing offers from other mid-west schools like IUPUI and Bradley.

Despite modest looks out of high school in Indiana, Curry averaged 13.5 ppg and 8.3 rpg in 31 games as a conventional post player in junior college, pulling down about three offensive boards per game and shooting just one three.

It appears Seton Hall is Curry’s lone offer since going the junior college route, which bodes well in terms of trust and loyalty with the staff having offered this early in the recruiting cycle, and also raises interesting questions of how the staff caught wind of Curry.

The answer? Curry’s junior college coach and Romaro Gill share a mutual coach in the past — it’s all about connections.

Set to do another year at Logan, Curry would likely back-up a senior Ike Obiagu at center during the 2021-22. season.

The next name to bookmark is Radford graduate transfer Carlik Jones.

Radford’s floor general last season, Jones (20 ppg, 5.5 apg, 5.1 rpg) put up big numbers that earned him Big South Player of the Year including 14p, 11a, 6r against Richmond; 15p, 7a against Mississippi State; and 20p, 7a against Northwestern outside of league play.

Jones has a lot of big name schools in his orbit and slots in alongside Ivy League grad transfer guards Bryce Aiken (Harvard) and Mike Smith (Columbia) as what seem to be the top choices on paper to step in and immediately produce at guard next season.

Regarding Aiken, it’s no surprise that Seton Hall is listed among those “heavily” involved with the Jersey product.

Last up is Rhode Island wing Tyrese Martin.

A sophomore, Martin would have to sit out a season and appears to be the most far-fetched prospect to be recently linked to Seton Hall.

The Allentown (Pa.) native put up 12.8 ppg, 7.1 rpg in a solid sophomore campaign and is perhaps more likely to face Seton Hall in the future rather than play for them.

Martin was recruited to Rhode Island by UConn head coach Dan Hurley before he jumped ship and the Huskies have shown interest recently, so you’d think they are the front-runners here.