In the last recruiting update I wrote, Seton Hall made the lists of two local top-100 guards in Bryce Aiken and Myles Powell. These two local products, along with many other recruits that are about to start their senior year of high school, are starting to narrow the focus on where they want to attend college a year from now.
This doesn’t come without its negative ramifications of course, as over 95 percent of recruits will commit elsewhere unless the suitor is Kentucky or Duke.
That being said, on to the bad news.
St. Anthony guard Jagan Mosely (Georgetown), Quinton Rose (Temple) and Oak Hill Academy forward Rodney Miller (Miami) have committed elsewhere while Thomas Jefferson guard Shamorie Ponds and Christ the King star guard Rawle Alkins have axed Seton Hall from their respective lists.
Freshly committed today, Mosely didn’t include the Hall on his final list, while Miller pledged earlier this week. Both targets had visited Seton Hall earlier this summer along with Myles Powell, so it’s tough to say the interest wasn’t mutual. There has been little to report on Rose since Seton Hall offered him in April.
As for Shamorie Ponds, the New York Lightning guard was listing Seton Hall as a school recruiting him the hardest a few months ago, but is now down to St. John’s, Minnesota, Creighton and Providence; the Johnnies look very strong here and are getting a visit soon.
Seton Hall never really had a shot at big-time guard Rawle Alkins, who trimmed his list to a handful of top-tier schools over a week ago.
According to my running list, which can always be checked out here, guys like St. Anthony center Taurean Thompson, Cardozo guard Rashond Salnave and newly offered Abraham Lincoln guard Cahiem Brown come to mind as targets that move up in the pecking order for the coaching staff.