Seton Hall hosts Eron Gordon on official visit

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As reported earlier this month, 2016 combo guard Eron Gordon took his official visit to Seton Hall this week.

The younger brother of NBA star and former Hoosier guard Eric Gordon, Eron did the usual rounds for any recruit seriously considering the Hall: a 48-hour visit that included a tour of the Prudential Center, sightseeing in New York City, meeting the entire staff and so on.


Adam Zagoria has quotes from Eron after his visit, which he said went well (99% of visits do) and noted that Indiana, Memphis and Nevada round out the four schools he’s focused on.

Shaheen Holloway had been recruiting Gordon prior to Bryce Aiken choosing Harvard over the Pirates, but interest in the Indianapolis Cathedral (In.) guard has obviously picked up since Aiken’s decision.

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Elsewhere on the recruiting trails, the coaching staff has extended a handful of offers over the last week.

The biggest news came with the “group offer” of several local Class of 2018 prospects from Sports U’s AAU program.

Seton Hall had previously offered guard Jahvon Quinerly (Hudson Catholic, N.J.), center Naz Reid (Roselle Catholic, N.J.) and wing Louis King (Pope John, N.J.), but offers to their AAU teammates Luther Muhammad (Hudson Catholic, N.J.) and Atiba Taylor Jr. (Pope John, N.J.) are now official; the Hall had recently watched Muhammad a few times in open gyms.

Be sure to read the linked article from Adam Zagoria, which includes a handful of positive quotes from local AAU and high school coaches regarding Seton Hall’s recruiting activity.

But those weren’t the only offers that were extended of late.

7-foot 2017 center Deng Gak of Blair Academy (N.J.) has also caught the eye of Seton Hall’s staff. A native of Cairo, Egypt before moving to South Sudan and then Sydney, Australia, Deng’s story reminds me of 2017 Sudanese-Australian Daniel Mading, who Seton Hall targeted last year.

Deng’s first season for Blair will be this winter after moving to New Jersey last month; the big man also holds offers from Minnesota and SMU.