2017 guard Nojel Eastern to decide Wednesday

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Seton Hall is still in the mix for top-100 prospect Nojel Eastern (Evanston, Ill.), who will sign on Wednesday afternoon.

A 6-foot-5 natural point guard that can play the two and three, Nojel Eastern has been recruited by Shaheen Holloway and Seton Hall for a long time now.

An offer was extended to the Meanstreets (AAU) product back in February of 2015 while Eastern has been watched numerous times, including twice while the Hall has been on mid-west road trips to DePaul and Marquette.

Nojel eventually made it to Seton Hall’s campus early last month for an official visit, he has also been on the campuses of Purdue, DePaul, Ohio State and Michigan State.

Those five schools are considered Eastern’s final five, though Ohio State picked up a commitment from a 2017 point guard last month and it appears MSU’s interest has waned, despite 247Sports’ Crystal Ball unanimously favoring the Spartans.

A strong source confirmed this morning that Seton Hall is still involved here, though I’d say Purdue is the favorite with DePaul also being strongly considered. 

Already a similar build, Eastern has the ability to literally replace Billy Garrett Jr. at DePaul, though the Blue Demons already have a 2017 point guard commit in Justin Roberts. 

At Purdue, current freshman Carsen Edwards looks like he would be the main competition for Eastern should he wind up in West Lafayette.

Seton Hall is currently without any open scholarships, though at least one will be freed up by season’s end; Nojel would likely split time with a senior Jevon Thomas at point guard in 2017-18. The Hall’s lone 2017 commitment is from two-guard Myles Cale, who signed last week.