Seton Hall scoops up Sacred Heart transfer Quincy McKnight

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Seton Hall has filled their last remaining scholarship heading into 2017-18 with a big-time scorer who won’t be able to suit up until 2018-19.

6-3 Sacred Heart guard Quincy McKnight will transfer to Seton Hall and sit out next season before tapping into his remaining two years of eligibility starting in 2018-19.

Last season’s leading scorer for the Pioneers, McKnight stuffed the stat sheet for a poor team. He did most of his work from within the arc (27-84 3pt, 32%) which yielded the 22nd-best rate of drawing fouls in the nation; McKnight sank 77-percent of those freebies.

While you can question Quincy’s impressive stats (18.9 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 3 apg, 1.6 spg) due to the strength of the Northeast Conference, he also turned heads outside of it via 22, 4 & 3 against Arizona along with 36, 5 & 3 against Boston College; McKnight poured in 44 points, nine rebounds, and six assists during a triple overtime game against Bryant in January.

A more-detailed profile of McKnight’s game can be read in this post on NYC Buckets, which mentions his high turnover rate but also the reality of how shouldering a bad team will lead to defenses heavily focusing on you; Seton Hall’s staff is confident McKnight is versatile enough to play multiple positions.

I’m told Penn State, Memphis, Georgia Tech, Saint Louis, Saint Joseph’s, Temple and others were also pursuing McKnight.