Seton Hall has announced that sophomore wing Veer Singh will transfer from the school immediately.
“Veer is a good young man, and we appreciate everything he has done for our program during his time here,” Kevin Willard said in an official release. “We respect his decision to transfer to another institution, and we wish him all the best in his future endeavors.”
Billed as someone who could do more than shoot threes, it became obvious that Singh’s skill-set was not at a high-major level across the board.
Even so, teams need specialists and a lengthy wing who could stretch the court is valuable to just about any program — if they can shoot effectively.
As it turns out, Veer could not find his stroke after a decent start during the non-conference season as a freshman. He began 10-28 from deep, but his minutes dwindled during the Big East (7-27) and also tapered off this year after getting some time in November.
Singh was just 2 of his last 19 from long range dating back to February 3rd.
Seton Hall now has one open scholarship for the 2017 class with two-guard Myles Cale already locked up; the staff is still looking to add a forward, including junior college options.
Additional statement from Kevin Willard following Seton Hall’s game against Delaware on 12/16:
“It’s really hard losing someone you really like in the program, it’s tough losing a good young man. Sometimes it just doesn’t work. His freshman year, he was playing great early on, hurts his wrist and is out for a month. He comes back and gets a weird sinus infection mid-way through December, just when he comes back he loses 20 pounds because he couldn’t eat, so his freshman year was shot. This year, he just couldn’t get off to a good start, it was kind of tough. Sometimes, kids need a mental change. He’d been trying, we’ve been trying, sometimes it’s as simple as it just doesn’t work. It doesn’t always work. We love him and he loves us, sometimes you need a change.”