Seton Hall has been linked with a current junior college player as well as one they recruited last spring.
Eastern Florida State College leading scorer CJ Jackson (16.9 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 4.4 apg) was recently reported as being recruited by Seton Hall, which I can confirm, although I wouldn’t say he’s a primary target.
A combo guard who visited UConn two weeks ago and is scheduled to officially visit Missouri this weekend, Jackson has three years of eligibility remaining and looks to be more of a scorer than a natural facilitator: he averaged just north of 3 three-pointers per game as a freshman while possessing a 1.3 (142/113) assist:turnover ratio.
Jackson joins Delaware point guard transfer Kory Holden — the top available transfer according to ESPN — as two non-high school guards that Seton Hall is going after; I also heard they are strongly pursuing graduate transfer guards. Holden will be ineligible until 2017-18.
Further, the Hall has been pursuing Tennessee transfer Ray Kasongo. A 6-foot-8 forward that considered Seton Hall last spring when he was coming out of junior college, Kasongo has ventured a long, strange path to where he is now.
Kasongo was highly recruited out of high school before being forced into the junior college route and landing in Knoxville, where he hardly saw the court. I’d assume he has two seasons of eligibility remaining after sitting out 2016-17.
In other recruiting news, Seton Hall has offered 2017 forward Jordan Nwora of Buffalo’s Park School and NY Rens (AAU). A 6-foot-8 small forward from Western New York, Nwora held offers from South Florida, Buffalo, Pittsburgh and Fordham prior and has picked up one from Auburn in the last few days. You can watch his junior season highlight tape here.
The first of six important AAU evaluation periods between now and August starts next weekend. The Under Armour Association has an event in New York, Nike EYBL will be in Brooklyn and Adidas will be in Dallas; expect recruiting updates on Hall targets next weekend as the staff hits the trails.
Switching up to two scheduling bits, Jon Rothstein has confirmed that Seton Hall will open next season at Walsh against Fairleigh Dickinson. I can also say that the Hall will still play in Hawaii in December but it won’t be against Kansas. Due to FOX’s role in setting up the game, a match-up with a Pac-12 team is the safe bet.