Seton Hall targeting Quinnipiac’s Peter Kiss

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The off-season transfer market is starting to heat up with Seton Hall going after Quinnipiac freshman wing Peter Kiss.

Kiss averaged 13.3 ppg, 5.6 rpg and 2.8 apg as a freshman including 19 points against Seton Hall at the Advocare Invitational in Orlando back in November and a season-high 23 against Niagara in February. 

A 6-foot-5 wing from New York City, Kiss has only played basketball competitively for about four years now after playing high school ball at Monsignor Scanlan (N.Y.), Victory Rock Prep (Fla.), and Notre Dame Prep (Mass.). 

He has received his release from Quinnipiac but wouldn’t be eligible to suit up until the 2018-19 season, helping to replace the rising senior class; St. John’s has also offered while California, Fordham, and Auburn have reached out.

Elsewhere, Patrick School point guard Jordan Walker appears torn between staying in the class of 2017 and playing prep ball. A series of back-and-forth tweets from both Walker and media indicated that he would do both, with Montverde Academy (Fla.) the likely destination if he preps. 

Regardless, Walker was visited by Kevin Willard, Shaheen Holloway, and Grant Billmeier on Wednesday; Walker appears to be a back-up plan to Trevon Duval in 2017 and a primary target in 2018 along with guys like Jahvon Quinerly.

The coaching staff has also reached out to Washington small forward signee Mamadou Diarra, who they recruited out of high school before he pledged to since-departed coach Lorenzo Romar.

  • Andrew Herbst

    Kiss would be a nice get. Need some scoring after next year

    • Rich Ricci

      I saw that on an ESPN ticker this morning. For as great of a point guard as Nick Galis was for The Hall, he really had a tremendous career as a shooting guard in Europe. He was a lot of fun to watch back in his Seton Hall days, that’s for sure!

      CONGRATULATIONS, NICK….you deserve it and made us all proud!!

      • LBP

        One of the number of Great Guards for the Hall

  • DougFlynn

    Just read a little writeup about Galis. He shot 57% from the field as a senior at the Hall – as a guard. That is incredible.

  • DougFlynn

    Commenting on the rest of the recruiting news in this article. We really are OK on wing’s and shooting guards. We desperately need big men – perhaps for this coming season, but certainly after that.

  • Joe Schmoe

    how does the scholarship thing work for transfers. If he cant play until 18-19, does that tie up a scholarship for next season? or is there still an open scholarship for next year when(if) he is on campus but not playing?

    • unless something has changed, he would eat up a scholarship for next season. he’s technically on scholarship, taking classes, etc but he is just ineligible to play

      • Joe Schmoe

        so if I understand correctly, then a player who bounces around can get 5 or more years of scholarships? If another school takes a chance on Jevon Thomas, that will be six years of scholarships for him? assuming he didnt graduate from SHU with a degree of course and sits out another year….?

  • Congrats to the winner of the very casual bracket challenge, although Collin also had Arkansas over Seton Hall, and is therefore eligible to be disqualified.

  • VinBick

    Last night’s NC win pointed out how key the point guard is to a successful team. Hope there is a backup plan in place because it is a stretch to believe Duval will pick the Hall over the Blue Devils. There must be a good rent-a-point out there among 300 D-I schools who is looking for a starting spot with four or five talented kids in need of a field general.

    • Joe Schmoe

      I wouldn’t be so sure. Come to SHU, you have instant camaraderie with your teamates, you are the established leader or the team and that is known and accepted. 36 min of playing time. All you have to do is perform…@ Duke it would be that simple. Plus he’d have to compete for playing time.

      • VinBick

        Joe, really do hope you are correct. We have been down this road in the past with lots of disappointments.

  • Joe Schmoe

    Patrick Ewing to Georgetown…should be interesting…

  • Andrew Herbst

    Too bad we lost out on Blumbergs. Hopefully we can still get Mamukelashvili.

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