Three Seton Hall seniors invited to Portsmouth Invitational, graduate transfer speculation, and more

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Seton Hall seniors Khadeen Carrington, Angel Delgado, and Desi Rodriguez have been invited to play in the 2018 Portsmouth Invitational.

If you’re not familiar with Portsmouth, it may be for good reason, as Seton Hall hasn’t been represented at the senior showcase event since Fuquan Edwin was invited in 2014.

Prior to Edwin’s involvement, Jordan Theodore and Herb Pope were invited in 2012 — Theodore did very well — and Jeremy Hazell notably backed out of the event the year prior. 

The 64-player showcase which features NBA and international scouts, takes place from April 11-14 in Virginia and will be streamed.

The purpose of the event is to give seniors that have outside shots at the NBA to turn the heads of league front offices, and gain exposure overseas. All three of Seton Hall’s graduates are firmly in this camp and are on no major draft boards, to my knowledge.

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Speaking of graduates, Seton Hall’s activity on the recruiting trails continues, despite no open scholarships. 

In addition to some more traditional recruits stemming from high school (Blake Hinson will visit Illinois), the staff is keeping tabs on the graduate transfer market and have been recently linked to a pair of immediately eligible seniors.

Albany’s Joe Cremo (17.8 ppg, 3.8 apg) is 6-foot-4, can play multiple positions, and has notable shooting percentages (46% 3pt, 82% FTs) — Seton Hall is one of many high-majors that have made contact with the Albany-area native.

Elsewhere, Texas A&M Corpus-Cristi’s Ehab Amin (16.9 ppg, 6.9 rpg, 2.9 apg, 3.4 spg) may turn out to be the most obscure transfer to find themselves on Seton Hall’s radar.

The native of Egypt sat out this season due to hip surgery following a breakout junior year; it appears that he can play at two positions, sort of like incoming freshman Anthony Nelson, who has switched between a spot on the wing and point guard.

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While the coaching carousel has since cooled in relation to Kevin Willard after Pittsburgh filled its vacancy, associate head coach Shaheen Holloway is now the center of speculation after long-time Saint Peter’s boss John Dunne decided to move on to Marist earlier today.

Holloway, who has obvious personal and recruiting ties to the area, may feel at home in a low exposure job in his backyard that will give him a well-deserved raise. While ‘Sha’ bleeds Seton Hall blue, any potential handing of the keys to him may be in the more distant future (compared to this conversation two or three years ago), now that Willard has laid his own foundation in South Orange.

The former McDonald’s All-American has been integral behind the scenes for years now and became more prominent to the average viewer this season when he was doing the bulk of the in-game coaching for brief stretches due to Willard nursing a torn meniscus