Seton Hall has picked up a commitment from 6-foot-2 scoring guard Eron Gordon of Indianapolis Cathedral (In.), who announced his decision on Monday night.
The Hall’s recruitment of Gordon, which has been spearheaded by associate head coach Shaheen Holloway along with Kevin Willard, has been well-documented since prior to his official visit last October.
The younger brother of New Orleans Pelican’s Eric Gordon, Eron joins already-signed top-100 shooting guard Myles Powell as part of the Hall’s 2016 recruiting class.
What this means for Seton Hall:
They are now adding a pair of two-guards with their 2016 class, making the road for playing time a bit more narrow in the back court. Seton Hall is technically one guy over the scholarship limit at this point and is still pursuing big man Taurean Thompson, but that will work itself out between Isaiah Whitehead’s pending decision and outgoing departures.
I don’t see how the commitment relates to Isaiah Whitehead’s decision. From what I’ve gathered, Gordon is not close to point guard ready at this level (he’s a scoring guard) and he shouldn’t be considered as such; not to mention Whitehead 100-percent has not decided as of Monday night. Gordon does add more versatility and athleticism than Myles Powell, who primarily excels from the perimeter.
If you take Eron’s borderline top-150 ranking at face value, this is the second time in the last three classes that Kevin Willard has landed multiple ranked prospects. Willard and his staff will need to do even better in 2017 with a litany of highly-rated kids on their radar.