Seton Hall has made the final list of Sacred Heart transfer and Northeast Conference Player of the Year Cane Broome.
Sacred Heart transfer Cane Broome is down to four schools: Cincinnati, Creighton, NC State, Seton Hall.
NEC Player of the Year. 23.1 PPG.
— Jeff Borzello (@jeffborzello) March 30, 2016
Just a sophomore, Broome is the first underclassman since 1991-92 to win the NEC’s Player of the Year award after he tallied 30-plus points on five occasions this season, including a career-high 39 against Fairleigh Dickinson in late February.
Technically a point guard, Broome would be ineligible next season due to transfer regulations and would only be able to suit up in 2017-18. He’s considered one of the best 15 available transfers by ESPN.
While I’ve seen him described as a point guard, I’d consider him more of a ‘lead guard’. Broome’s assist rate was only a hair better than Khadeen Carrington’s and half of Isaiah Whitehead’s and his assist:turnover ratio of .76 is worse than that of Desi Rodriguez (.79).
However, the East Hartford native was able to match Whitehead with these sort of numbers: He played an incredible 93-percent of all possible minutes (13th nationally), and took 31.8-percent of his team’s shots (34th nationally; tied with Whitehead). Sounds like a volume scorer.
Bringing Broome in two seasons from now doesn’t make much sense if he’s meant to be a two-guard since Seton Hall will have plenty of depth at that spot between a senior Khadeen Carrington, sophomore Myles Powell and freshman Myles Cale.
Broome has already set up visits to Creighton and Cincinnati.