From Las Vegas to South Jersey, Seton Hall’s coaching staff was getting their hustle on from last Wednesday until Sunday during the third and final July evaluation period.
Just like I did for last week’s evaluation period, here’s a compilation of all the recruiting activity that went down for Seton Hall on the trails.
Las Vegas Fab 48 – Las Vegas, Nevada
Sin City was the furthest that the staff traveled, but for good reason. It’s tough to nail down all the major AAU teams/players that attended without an official team list, but Seton Hall was spotted watching BABC and the New York Jayhawks, both of which have some top talent.
BABC has had recruiting targets in the recent past (none presently), but 2017 wing Hamidou Diallo (Putnam Science Academy) runs with the Jayhawks and is a top target in 2017. Seton Hall offered in April, with Diallo’s recruitment only getting bigger following offers from Florida, Villanova, Indiana and N.C. State in the months since.
However, the most notable bit of info coming from Vegas is Seton Hall offering 2016 guard Alani Moore of Montrose Christian (Md.) and DC Premier. Moore only held Penn State and UMass offers prior to having a big weekend, subsequently drawing offers from Temple, Old Dominion and the Hall.
Standing at just 5-10 (at best), Moore immediately reminded me of Aquille Carr in this clip before he started knocking down a bunch of open jumpers, which was not the Crimestopper’s forte.
Seton Hall also offered 2017 guard Isaiah Washington of New Heights and St. Raymond (N.Y.) while out in Vegas. Washington was offered by South Florida this weekend, joining a list that includes Iona, Purdue, Minnesota and Rutgers.
Take a look at what Isaiah can do, with this clip from last summer:
Live in AC – Stockton College, New Jersey
More locally, South Jersey attracted the presence of Seton Hall’s staff where a handful of local talent was on display at Live in AC, most of which takes place outside of Atlantic City at Stockton College.
Kevin Willard was on hand to watch the NJ Playaz (Jagan Mosely, Myles Powell), Albany City Rocks (Quinton Rose) and other local talent in the U17 Showcase bracket along with talented younger teams like Sports U’s U16s (Nate Pierre-Louis, Jahvon Quinerly, Naz Reid) and others.
WE R1’s Battle of the Borders – Burlington, New Jersey
Seton Hall’s coaches were able to ease off of their traveling miles this evaluation period with yet another significant event taking place in their backyard. WE R1 (an AAU team) hosted another edition of their quite popular Battle of the Borders last week with slews of high-major coaches coming in to watch.
While at the event, the staff offered another 2019 target (incoming high school freshman) in PSA Cardinals forward Maxwell Lorca of Northfield Mount Hermon (NH.), Aaron Cosby’s former school. Lorca already held offers from Saint Peter’s and Penn State.
With NCAA coaches not allowed to evaluate talent until September when high schools host open gym sessions (though there is a visit period allowed in August in between), here is a recap of all the offers Seton Hall has extended this July and links to my other two articles on the July live periods.
2016 guard Alani Moore (DC Premier/Montrose Christian, Md.)
2016 wing DeAndre Hunter (Philly Pride/Friends Central, Pa.)
2017 center Ejike Obinna (Uncommon Bulls/Virginia Academy, Va.)
2017 center Samuel Japhet-Mathias (PSA Cardinals/Vermont Academy, Va.)
2017 small forward Kodye Pugh (WE R1, Blair Academy, N.J.)
2017 point guard Matt Coleman (Boo Williams/Oak Hill Academy, Va.)
2017 guard Isaiah Washington (New Heights/St. Raymond, N.Y.)
2019 Maxwell Lorca (PSA Cardinals/Northfield Mount Hermon, NH.)