A handful of Seton Hall recruiting bits have surfaced over the last few days including a scheduled visit for 2016 guard Myles Powell.
To start, 2017 forwards Andre Rafus (Roselle Catholic, N.J.) and Jordan Pierce (Union Catholic, N.J.) have been extended offers by Seton Hall last Thursday and Friday, respectively. Standing at 6-foot-10, Pierce’s offer is the forward’s first; the junior plays within walking distance of my parents’ house in Scotch Plains.
Jeremy Schneider of NJ Advance Media writes that Jordan has received interest from Princeton, Cornell, Columbia, Drexel and Saint Peter’s.
As the other Union County target, 6-foot-8 Andre Rafus has picked up offers from around a dozen high majors according to Rivals. Rafus formerly played for St. Frances Academy of Baltimore before transferring to Roselle Catholic over the summer. I’m told Shaheen Holloway and Grant Billmeier, who only recently re-joined the Pirates’ coaching staff, have been in contact.
In even bigger news, 2016 guard Myles Powell has announced that he will take an official visit to South Orange this weekend.
I Will Be Taking My Official Visit To Seton Hall This Weekend 🏀🔵⚪️ #SHU
— TheLifeOfCheese CBG (@Myles_MBP_23) September 14, 2015
The Hall has been in pursuit on Powell long before it was announced they made his final list a few weeks ago. The top-100 prospect visited South Orange unofficially in June, attended several games last season and has been at the last two Midnight Madness events.
The 6-2 guard recently transferred to South Kent (Conn.) after featuring at Trenton Catholic Academy and for the the NJ Playaz on the AAU circuit. UConn, DePaul, VCU and Pittsburgh are also in the mix, but I’ve heard that the coaching staff is in very good shape with Powell right now. 8 of 8 recruiting analysts on 247Sports.com have predicted him to ultimately choose Seton Hall.
Seton Hall was out to see 2016 guard Eron Gordon of Indianapolis Cathedral (In.) last Thursday. I was able to confirm the news first reported here and I’m told he isn’t a new target despite the Hall and Gordon not being linked before.
2017 wing/shooting guard Lonnie Walker of Reading (Pa.) has also been offered by the staff. The Team Final prospect had previously earned offers from the likes of Villanova, Indiana, Oregon, UCLA, Ohio State, Stanford and Miami (Fla.) since February. You can check out a detailed scouting report of Lonnie here.