Seton Hall receives official visit from 2020 guard Dimingus Stevens; Hall hoops roundup

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Rising high school senior Dimingus Stevens is currently on an official visit to Seton Hall.

While it appears the 2020 guard from Woodrow Wilson (D.C.) may have deleted the original post/story on Instagram, Stevens retweeted another post on Twitter regarding his official visit to Seton Hall’s South Orange (N.J.) campus, seemingly confirming the news.

Stevens is a consensus top-100 prospect having received a No. 91 ranking from 247Sports and the 78th spot nationally on Rivals for the Class of 2020.

Seton Hall offered the 6’5 prospect back in November with Temple being the only school to offer him since, joining the likes of Louisville, Virginia Tech, Boston College, and Maryland.

Currently operating with three open spots for the 2020 class (Seniors Myles Powell, Quincy McKnight, Romaro Gill), Stevens would be a massive start to the first post-Powell recruiting class, should he opt out of the 2019 NBA Draft.

In other Seton Hall hoops news…

– The program has announced a tour of Italy that will feature three games in ten days against “Italian Select” teams located near Florence, Rome, and Venice. The opposition is likely to be assembled amateur teams and not pro Lega Basket Serie A teams which compete in Italy’s top league. This is more of a summer tour than pre-season but should act as a bonding experience for a group ripe to take the next step. Going overseas is becoming very popular with several schools from the Big East heading across the Atlantic this off-season.

– The staff has already inked a non-conference deal with the Charleston Classic for the 2020-21 season, following up on this coming season’s monster showdown in the Bahamas at the Battle 4 Atlantis. It will be Seton Hall’s third appearance in Charleston after a successful 2011, beating VCU and St. Joe’s en route to a Northwestern loss in the finals, as well as a disappointing 2015 showing that featured an opening round loss to Long Beach State.

– Myles Powell (and Desi Rodriguez) have been invited to the NBA G League Elite Camp ahead of next week’s NBA Draft Combine. The Elite camp, which invites Draft-eligible prospects like Powell separately from current G League players, is a chance to get direct feedback from NBA personnel but is not as important as an invite to the Combine, which is essentially a prerequisite for staying in the Draft, assuming you want to hear your name called; Powell also worked out with Thunder a couple days ago.

– Andy Katz posted a 10-minute podcast interview with Kevin Willard this morning. Give it a listen around the 25:30 mark (can also be found on other non-Apple podcast apps) as Willard talks Myles Powell, Italy tour, and more.

-Presbyterian transfer Adam Flagler chose Baylor over Butler, Seton Hall, and Appalachian State on Monday evening after pushing back his Sunday announcement.