Seton Hall offers Bourama Sidibe, Daron Russell and Alpha Diallo

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In a follow up to the last flurry of Seton Hall recruiting action that preceded a commitment from Myles Powell, the Hall’s coaching staff has offered a trio of new targets and has shown up at a few gyms during this active recruiting period.

First up is 2016 power forward Bourama Sidibe of St. Benedict’s Prep (N.J.), who was offered on Thursday, a day after picking up what looks to be his first offer from Kansas State. Not much is out there on the 6-foot-10 big man other than him being a native of Mali before going to Europe and then Kansas.


While the staff is waiting on 2016 guard Bryce Aiken, who is also considering Harvard and Miami (Fla.) and will decide after his currently ongoing official visit to Coral Gables, they are clearly still targeting a 2016 forward. Another 2016 forward target, former St. Anthony and now Brewster Academy forward Taurean Thompson was watched by Shaheen Holloway midweek and is currently on an official visit to Syracuse.

While watching Thompson, Sha’ extended an offer to 2016 guard/wing Alpha Diallo, also of Brewster. The 6-foot-5 prospect is rated top-150 by Rivals and also holds offers from Boston College, VCU, Kansas State and a few mid-majors.

As expected, it’s clear that the staff is looking to add at least one more recruit beyond Myles Powell despite no immediately open scholarships. I wrote more about that here.

Seton Hall’s third recent offer is to 2017 Imhotep Charter (Pa.) guard Daron Russell, who announced the offer on Twitter. The Philly product has a handful of mid-majors that had previously offered including Temple, La Salle and VCU. Here is part of a scouting report on Russell from City of Basketball Love:

Overall: Russell has tremendous upside; although small, this guard was not afraid of the moment one bit in leading his team to the 2015 Public League title and he is the engine of that team as a sophomore. Can’t deny the impact he has on the court even when playing against high-level programs in both high school and on the AAU circuit. Has proven himself to be a mid-major-plus to high-major level guard, and the offers are starting to pour in.

Lastly, Seton Hall checked in on open gyms at Newark East Side (N.J.) and St. Luke’s (Conn.) over the last few days.

The team is expected to hold their first official practice next Friday, October 2nd prior to the Blue & White scrimmage on Saturday.

  • Jersey Jerry

    Chris, ALWAYS enjoy reading your up-dates;
    however, the best part of this last one is your last sentence ~ ‘… first official
    practice next Friday, Oct 2nd prior to the Blue & White
    scrimmage on Sat.’

    Can’t wait to get our Pirate Ship sailing into
    this season w/hope and promises of our final port-of-call the Madness of March. GO HALL and let’s get it done this season!!!

    • Less than a month to go! Media Day and exhibition vs. Baruch both in late Oct!

      • Jersey Jerry

        WOW, ‘da Hall is playing a College where the “hazing death” of a Pi Delta Psi fraternity student back in ’13 is the only thing they are known for??? Sound like poor planning on Coach’s part!

        http://www.rawstory.com/2015/09/five-baruch-college-fraternity-members-charged-in-pledges-hazing-death/

        • Not really sure a low key exhibition in bball has anything to do with that event (were basketball players involved?). I heard about the story because it was recently in the news, but my perception is that it’s not a big news story. Could be wrong.

          • Jersey Jerry

            Chris, my statement may have been inappropriate ~ sorry ’bout that!!!

  • VinBick

    Often we get teased as fans when names of high school kids with talent being offered free rides, but no real chance of ever seeing them at the Rock in blue & white.

  • Kevin Gilroy

    Have not been speaking for a couple yrs. Hey Chris and group hope all is well. Im hoping to find the Pirate ship sailing as Jerry says often.To comment on VinBick,I almost agree. However with the signing of Powell and if Aiken signs the ship is finally starting to sail.No Aiken and a lousy season Coach must go. Highly recruited kids can be recruited aka Mullin, Wojo, Thompson jr even my chioce if Wiilard drops the ball Danny Hurley.Staying positive for now is the only way to roll this year so I will….Aiken signs, we surprise with a run in the conference and get a 12 seed in the tourney….Were certainly due…Go Hall.

  • Seton Hall not actively recruiting. Will go to Monmouth:

    https://twitter.com/RaySalnave10/status/649213885753462784