UAA Session 2, Nike EYBL Indy evaluation period roundup

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Unlike the last AAU evaluation period, Seton Hall’s coaching staff had to leave the friendly confines of their own recruiting backyard to continue tracking some key juniors this past weekend.

The Nike EYBL and Under Armour Association both relocated from New York to Indianapolis while the Adidas Gauntlet tour set up shop in Atlanta and the Hoop Group was stationed in Pittsburgh — Seton Hall had a presence at all four events.

The staff were sure to allot time to watch 2017 Meanstreets (Ill.) point guard Nojel Eastern this weekend in some EYBL action, making it at least the third time they’ve seen him play out in the Midwest. Eastern is perhaps the top target of a strong batch of rising senior point guards on the Hall’s radar.

Seton Hall was spotted watching The Rens at the EYBL on Saturday, a program that has forward Jordan Nwora (Buffalo), forward Jordan Tucker (Archbishop Stepinac, N.Y.) and Jose Alvarado (Christ the King, N.Y.)  as targets. One of the aforementioned point guards, Alvarado was on campus for an unofficial visit on Thursday.

Also in Indianapolis for UAA Session II, New Heights was scouted on Saturday with point guard Isaiah Washington (St. Raymond, N.Y.) being Seton Hall’s main target; he impressed via 29 points and 5 assists and like Alvarado was being recruited last week at his high school.

2017 commit Myles Cale continued his impressive showing this spring by posting 23, 11, 22 and 23 points in four games this weekend for the South Jersey Jazz (5-3). Myles is now second in the entire UAA in scoring average (20.9 ppg) over eight games, trailing only Roselle Catholic guard and recruiting target Nate Pierre-Louis. Cale has scored 20+ points in six of eight games with a 48-percent field goal percentage.

A pair of Team Rio (NJ) 2019s in guard Bryan Antoine and wing Scottie Lewis were watched by the likes of Jay Wright, Kevin Ollie and Kevin Willard at UAA; both were offered by the staff after being evaluated during a workout last week at Ranney School (N.J.).

Switching gears to the Hoop Group Jam Fest in Pittsburgh, Seton Hall was tracking 2017 Uncommon Bulls big man Ejike Obinna, who they offered last summer at a Hoop Group event, along with local NJ Playaz 2018s Jalen Carey and Justin Winston of Montclair’s Immaculate Conception.

With 2016 top-100 forward Taurean Thompson currently on Seton Hall’s campus for an official visit, there will now be a lull in AAU events that coaches are permitted to scout until the three well-known July “live” periods.

  • PadrePirate

    Any news on visit of TT?

    • Fishjam

      Hearing a lot of rumors we got him but nothing firm yet. I hope people aren’t f@#ing with me!

      • LBP

        Fishjam — I am getting tons of texts and e-mails –funny how quickly word is spreading– have heard he likes being close to Mom; loves Ny area; Ollie may leave UConn for Pros; IW probably back and has like of Myles Cale…. I don’t care why he may choose but love the rumor

        • Fishjam

          Yeah, I’m hearing the same. Thought all along it was us or Cuse and from what i hear Cuse is out. And all the birdies today are saying it was wrapped up today….but of course nothing official yet.

        • Nothing official, but all signs are positive

  • LBP

    Lottsa rumblings that TThompson very close to choosing SHU–Cuse are out and UConn boards conceding TT will go with the Hall–this could be very big

  • Fishjam

    TT on the right…..looking good with our crew!

    https://twitter.com/search?src=typd&q=taurean

    • PadrePirate

      Who’s the short kid in the middle?

      • Fishjam

        Myles Powell 😏

  • PadrePirate

    Have we created a spot for TT? Haven’t heard any kind of departure or transfer talk from the likes of Braedon and co. Staff must do something quick if we don’t want to lose a big fish

  • Fishjam

    That’s Myles Powell……just kidding, just a random dude.

    • PadrePirate

      Haha. Powell put on a little weight in summer league 🙂

  • TT to visit Syracuse this weekend, per Scout: https://twitter.com/cusesigel/status/725074583670247424

    Lot of… interesting things going on behind the scenes here