Seton Hall in the running for Sacred Heart transfer Cane Broome

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Seton Hall has made the final list of Sacred Heart transfer and Northeast Conference Player of the Year Cane Broome.

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.

Want additional info on this potential Pirate? I’d suggest reading this and this.

  • ThePirateFan

    Interesting. It seems part of his high turnover rate (hurting his A:TO ratio) is due to defenses really keying on him, so it stands to reason that it is an inflated number. There seems to be a shift away from the “volume scorer” in recent years, though, which I appreciate. Any word on Broome’s ability as a defender?