Seton Hall showing interest in 2016 guard Jeremy Carter-Sheppard

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Seton Hall is reportedly showing interest in 2016 UCF de-commit Jeremy Carter-Sheppard.

Despite currently having 13 scholarship players on their roster for next season with the official signing of two-guard Eron Gordon on Wednesday after he committed last month, and still with their hat in the ring of 2016 post forward Taurean Thompson, the Hall has also been linked with combo guard Jeremy Carter-Sheppard.

Listed as a point guard or two-guard depending on the publication, Carter-Sheppard was signed to go to Central Florida since pledging last September over finalists Xavier, Richmond, UNC-Wilmington, Mount Saint Mary’s and Old Dominion.

He recently reneged and nearly instantly received a release from the American Conference school.

Georgia Tech, Rutgers, Murray State, Virginia Tech, Miami (Fla.), Georgetown and Seton Hall have all been linked with the three-star guard by various reports here, here and here.

Unless Seton Hall’s staff thinks Carter-Sheppard can definitely play point guard, the unnamed incoming graduate transfer point guard is no longer in the fold and two outgoing transfers are still to happen, the addition simply doesn’t work out here.

Jeremy is described by multiple outlets as a high-level dribbler, more than capable of knocking down threes and capable of playing both point and two-guard.

  • shufaninva

    Would have thought Thompson would have chosen by now. He seems very indecisive, so wherever he ends up going, he is going to be a transfer risk.

    • ThePirateFan

      I think you’re onto something. The longer he drags it on the fishier it smells.

    • Fishjam

      This is also the first year of the later deadline for underclassmen to declare. All of the 3 finalists have had players involved in this process as has UConn who was involved recently. Could be he was waiting for a school like Michigan State to offer late once things shook out. MSU wasn’t after TT until it was obvious they were going to lose their top big man Deyonta Davis. I hope MSU doesn’t swoop in and steal him but we will find out soon. MSU and Cuse have better histories and legendary coaches and better track records getting players to NBA but his best path to early PT and obviously the closest to home is SHU.

  • Joe Schmoe

    Remember, D1 scholarships are only 1YR renewable contracts. If staff is going to non-renew an athletes ‘ship for the 16-17 season they need to do so in writing by July 1st. Come July 1st the team will be right sized.

  • The Other Matt

    Hey Chris and Hall fam, what two trasnfers do you think to possibly expect ?. I’ve been keeping up with the recruitment of Thompson and (committment of) Gordon, as well as the Whitehead decison, but haven’t really gone through the comments as I usually do to see what possible transfer names have been thrown around. I could possibly see either Anthony or Carter leaving, with seemingly few minutes to see behind Delgado and Sanogo, and neither really seem like they’d receive too many minutes at the 4 in Willard’s system, anyway. And that’s not even to mention that Nzei will see his fare share of minutes. I hope it isn’t him that may be leaving. Or anyone truly expected, for that matter. Anderson seems firmly entretched being that he’s in Law School already.

    On the other hand I could possibly see either Soffer or Singh leaving. Just a gut feeling. I truly hope that it isn’t Rodriguez leaving. I know Willard seems to genuinely love the kid and his game, as do I, and have since first seeing his higlights from the City of Palms tournament, I believe, shortly after he committed. However, despite the fact he took a big leap this season, him and Willard did seem to butt heads a few times since he’s been there. And now that IW is gone and Morton has also previously departed, I could see a situation where Desi might decide to leave for what he may consider “greener pasture” in an equal, or even a slightly, lesser role.

    Curious to know you guys thoughts and ideas concerning the situation.

    • Joe Schmoe

      I truly think/feel that its a decision tree breakdown of dominoes that are waiting to fall. One of those…If this happens, then this this and this also happens….type deals Put all the unknowns on the board and ask “Does this happen? Yes/No” then what needs to happen if/when that occurs. On July 1st the team will be right sized and it will be the best most capable team that KW and Co could put together for the 16-17 campaign. A transfer will lose eligibilty for next season anyway…I’m looking at it like this… last year Sterling Gibbs bounced. I thought he was the center of the team, and the other players didn’t have a prayer without him. This next year will be no different with IW’s departure. People will rise to the occasion. This team will win games. Will they goto the final four? prob not. But it will still be fun to watch.

    • Fishjam

      Highly doubt Desi or any ‘regular’ is transferring. If it is anyone it will be from the end of the bench. Unless we get both a PG and Taurean we won’t anybody to transfer since Braden would make room.

      As we saw last year, Anderson just could not devote the team enough time so Willard stopped playing him all together. He will not be on basketball scholarship this year so that opens 1 spot. Don’t exactly know if he will be a grad-assistant or if he won’t be with the team at all but the experiment of law school and Big East basketball didn’t work out well for any parties.

      As I said in a previous post we were at 13 ships last yr when DG committed. Weeks later, Ajou announced his transfer. The dominos will fall in the coming weeks.

      • Small note: I don’t think the Chier Ajou transfer was ever announced anywhere. Even on the official SHU site. Correct me if I’m wrong.

        • Fishjam

          Think you are right. I remember everyone speculating if Ajou or another front court player was going to transfer after DG committed. Then a few weeks later it was found on some website or other 3rd party medium that Ajou was transferring. It wasn’t until recently that I saw he wound up at Texas Wesleyan.

    • Jerry Carino has written that Anderson may become a graduate assistant. It only makes sense given his situation. That may hinge on whether TT commits.

      Myles Carter received some spot minutes late on and looked to be fairly explosive. Excited to see how he and Nzei look off the bench next year.

      • 11yearplan

        I like the idea of Anderson becoming a GA as it opens the scholarship for TT. Keep in mind that 2nd year is significantly easier than 1st year and his time will free up. I would love to see what he can do if he puts in the time like the undergrads do.

        I also liked what I saw in Miles Carter and expect him to develop this year the way Ish did in his 2nd season.

        • @11yearplan:disqus did not know that about the 2nd year of law school. Thanks for adding that.

      • The Other Matt

        Thanks Chris for your reply. I agree that it makes since that Anderson becomes a grad assistant. I figured he wouldn’t be transferring due to him being in Law School, though I didn’t want to say I could see him move on from playing to open up a ship, I had thought about that as well. Him becoming a grad assistant is seemingly a good proposition for both he and the program.

        I agree that Carter looks explosive, he is truly atheltic, just extremely raw. But you could see why programs like Memphis and VCU recruited him. To be honest he reminds me how of both of those programs bigs are usually. I’m excited to see what he could do and hope he stays on board. I think he really could start to come into his and become an impact player.

        Tremendous point on Nzei, too. I love him as a compliment to Sanogo. They’re both similar and productive in what they do and there is no dropoff in effectiveness when Nzei comes in, because they both play all out every second on the floor. I love that about both of them, and I’m excited about their future.

        • Too early to tell on a big-minutes basis, but Carter does look explosive, but no clue how he would look in a 4-minute stretch or something like that.

          Nzei definitely proved his worth consistently by coming off the bench. Good rebounder (especially position-wise), and scored a ton of offensive put-backs because of it.

  • Fishjam

    Kid looks like he has game…I like his ball-handling skills and ability to use both hands. BUT I believe the way this team is constructed they would be much better off with a veteran grad-transfer PG. Not sure what’s going on with MJ but I’d rather 1-yr of him as a plug and play PG than a 3rd freshman guard to team with Khadeen.

    This kid may be good but at his size I don’t think he’s capable of playing serious BE minutes in 5 months. Plus he’d take up a scholarship that could go to any of the highly regarded 2017 and 2018 PGs we are pursuing.

    • Carter-Sheppard is definitely a back-up plan. I think anyone would choose a four-year high-major kid over most freshmen.

  • fouline

    No worries with Willard. He’s pretty good at getting rid of players? What is it close to 20 in 5 years?

    • How many of those kids do you think he pushed out the door?

      • fouline

        It’s hard to say, Chris. But the ones who go are usually the guys he rarely if ever plays. So this year… maybe Soffer, Anthony? On a practical level I would move Anderson to a general scholarship and save his ship for somebody who can actually play.

        • RonD

          Anderson concentrating on Law School and not playing basketball is just about a certainty. He couldn’t fully participate in basketball activities due to academic workload. Carter was getting some minutes late in the season over Anderson.

          • fouline

            I give Anderson a lot of credit for looking beyond the game and for conning us into a scholly. He’s starting his law career on the right foot.

          • @foulline I don’t know enough to say definitively, but conning is a pretty strong word. Perhaps it was a PR stunt by KW as the story got some good play. Perhaps he wasn’t quite aware just how limited Braeden would be (I for one vastly underestimated this)

          • fouline

            Let’s put it this way, Chris, he may have used his developing lawyerly skills on Willard. That plus the fact that Willard didn’t have enough info may not have helped. But it would be a great solution to move Anderson off the books and save the career of one of he younger players.

        • So if it’s hard to say, why did you post that he’s good at getting rid of players? Guys like Aaron Cosby and Freddie Wilson, for example, were far from pushed out. KW could have pushed guys out like Geramipoor or Karlis but didn’t. Chier Ajou probably was pushed out to an extent.

          We can discuss on a case-by-case basis, but I just think your initial post is a bit off as a blanket statement.

          • fouline

            In Willard’s case it’s not a blanket statement. Nor is it with any coach. If the player sits on the bench and barely plays the coach is telling him something. Maybe it’s not a push but it’s a hint. Don’t forget it started with Sean Grennen.

          • I don’t follow. So if a player isn’t play he’s getting pushed out? Who specifically did Willard push out the door? Your initial post said 20.

          • fouline

            I said close to 20. And yes, if you don’t play what does it say about your relationship to the team? Chris if your boss gives you very little if anything to do what do you think is going on? Then you have to ask yourself why would a player leave the BE and end up in a lower rated DI league? It’s not hard to figure out.

          • Matty P

            I don’t think you can say the person had a bad relationship with the team just because they don’t get playing time. Coaches typically won’t go past a 10 man rotation which will leave at a minimum 3 kids on the bench who get virtually no playing time. These 3 kids aren’t getting losing playing time because they have a bad relationship with the team, it’s because the coach can’t play everyone and is going give the best players time to see the floor (i.e. how many minutes would you take any of the guards off the floor to play Soffer this past year). If you look at most of the kids who left the program and move down to a lower rated D1 league it’s because they weren’t top 150 players in most cases and they can get significant playing time elsewhere. Not all players are willing to wait the time to sit on the bench and develop when they feel they can get significant playing time at another school even if the competition isn’t as great.

          • Fishjam

            Kids transfer for all types of reasons and many will go down a level to get more PT. Not all of these kids are NBA material, some just want to play in college….some NEED the minutes to make a case to play overseas, some are homesick, some struggle academically, some hate the coach, some get dumped by a girl and leave….some quit in the middle of the season and end up at GW.

            I believe there will be somewhere close to 1,000 D-1 basketball transfers this year. Not getting playing time isn’t forcing a player out, it’s going with your best lineup. There are millions of dollars on the line for the schools and coaches so they are playing the guys who give them the best chance to win. I played a different D-1 sport and I saw kids transfer for myriad reasons and I also saw kids stay at a school knowing full well they will never see any meaningful time on the field/court. I also know coaches can push kids out by harassing them, belittling them, etc. but I haven’t heard of Willard doing any of that. I doubt his transfer rate is far off from the rest of D-1.

          • Don’t agree with this train of logic at all. You earn PT in practice. Some kids just aren’t good enough. Grennan should have never been recruited in the first place and was a stretch by KW.

            Again, let’s go on a case by case basis instead of generalities.

          • Fishjam

            A couple of numbers for perspective….

            Per ESPN …
            “We are approaching nearly a decade of compiling the transfer list, a list that started at about 200 names in Year 1 and swelled to in excess of 700 last season. We contact coaches from all 351 Division I schools for the data.”

            So 700+ transfers from 351 D-1 schools means the average is 2 transfers per year per team.

            Now some interesting numbers from the NCAA regarding 2015 D-1 transfers:

            “Of the 528 who actually changed schools, only 44% transferred to another Division I school (most of those to a less competitive program where playing time might increase), while many ended up at Division II, NAIA or 2-year colleges”
            So there is your answer to why a guy transfers down a level or out of the Big East.

            Also from the NCAA……”about 40% of all MBB players who enter Division I directly out of high school depart their initial school by the end of their sophomore year.”

            That 40% number shocked me but I guess including all the transfers, guys who fail out or just quit I guess it makes sense.

          • Joe Schmoe

            You can argue Sterling Gibbs was pushed out. Sina too. Add up the transfers over the years.

          • Matty P

            But who pushed Gibbs and Sina out? You could argue that was more the other incoming players than it was Willard or the coaching staff. Because why would Willard have to convince Gibbs to stay till the end of the season and decide to push Sina, who was starting, out mid season? I do agree though that him and the coaching staff have to be partially at fault for not doing a better job of keeping the team together and from any possibly fighting between the lower and upper classmen.

          • Fishjam

            How were Gibbs and Sina pushed out? Both were starters who led the team in minutes by a wide margin. Sina’s minutes per game were the same as his Shooting % – 32. Appears they both left because of personality conflicts with other teammates.
            Was Willard’s master plan to push them both out in the middle of what was a promising season? You can criticize Willard for a lot of stuff but I don’t buy this line that he pushes players out. Players decide what is right for them, if a coach earned a reputation as pushing players out he would be dead in the recruiting world.

          • Joe Schmoe

            While it is a known fact that IW was causing the issues with Gibbs and Sina…KW allowed it to go on. In the corporate world the boss doesn’t get a free pass with the secretary screws up…That season was promising….It still all worked out without Sina or Gibbs… and it will work out without IW as well. As far as the “recruiting world” is concerned, Everyone knows its a dog-eat-dog cutthroat business out there. The more competitive the program or athlete the worse it gets. When you start talking about 5 star athletes were not talking 4 year guaranteed deals anymore. The players don’t look at it as a four year deal as much as the coaches don’t either. Its all about next season, one year deal.

          • If anyone pushed out Gibbs, it was certainly not KW.

          • Joe Schmoe

            KW is the Head Coach.

          • hallstorm

            But Grennen-from what I recall-initially chose to play at Davidson and then (similar to Soffer) decided to play for The Hall. I even remember seeing Grennen play and he was severely overmatched. Now, could he have gotten better over time? Possibly. But I think it’s on a coaches shoulders to let a player know what the expected future playing situation will be for him. I can’t say I know if it’s the player’s decision or the coach’s. I think LBP or Fishjam or someone on here stated that each scholarship is like a “one-year contract”. I have no idea.

            But I can say that Grennen would not have gotten any significant minutes in his first two years. Maybe he turns out to be like a Donald Copeland by his senior year, but if other younger players are ready sooner, it’s hard to deny them playing time.

          • fouline

            He did seem overmatched but if you remember he was I believe 14 for 14 shooting. That was the joke of sitting Grennen. But the coach makes his own decisions. And I think one of the ways a coach clears a scholly is to keep the player on the bench. You don’t develop players with 10 minutes a season. You get rid of them with 10 minutes a season. That and calling out players during pressers.

          • Matty P

            He was 4 for 4 back in his only year with SHU which he got 66 mins of floor time. I don’t think you can consider that enough scoring potential to take mins away from other players who are better all around players (defensive, dribbling, rebounding, etc). I understand that you can’t develop a player off 10 mins a season, but you can’t jeopardize winning to play the 10th-13th man on your roster deep into the season. Unfortunately the guys at the end of the bench who are receiving a scholarship have to wait a year or 2 to develop into better players during the season in practice against the better players or offseason. If they decide they would rather not wait then that’s their decision and they have the opportunity to find playing time elsewhere.

            As for the calling out players during press conferences, that was a mistake by Willard in his first couple seasons. There are ways to get a point across to players, but doing it publicly the way he did wasn’t the best way to do it and may have effected his relationship with certain players and helped make the decision to transfer easier along with the lack of playing time.

          • HallBall10

            Did you honestly type “That was the joke of sitting Grennen”?

          • fouline

            I thought he was 14 for 14. But even at 4 for 4 why didn’t he play? He was recruited. You want him to succeed, don’t you? But none of you have answered the question? Why would Grennen or anybody else leave a BE school to go to a lower ranked conference? Ok, for some, playing time. But why quit so soon? What’s 1 year? It could get better. A lot of players don’t develop until their 3rd year. The answer is the coach pushed the player out. The coach has moved on and wants that scholy.

          • HallBall10

            He didn’t play because he was the size of a 10th grade cross country runner. Because of that, he couldn’t guard anyone of big east quality… If you don’t play, or are not capable of playing defense you don’t play for willard. Pretty simple, and partially what led to such a great year for us last year…He didn’t play because JT, Cosby, Karlis, and Freddie Wilson were better. Shu was a game away from being a tournament team that year and no Grennan was not good enough to contribute on that team. He made 4 shots in garbage time. Let’s just say don’t quit your day job to be a professional scout. Willard was doing what a coach is supposed to do, play the players that give the team the best chance to win.

            In what was essentially his senior year he put up a whopping 1.8 pts per game for San Fran last year, not big east quality his senior year and definitely not big east quality his freshman year on a NIT team.

            Look around buddy, players transfer from Shu and every other college in the country for various reasons. Some because they think they won’t get the playing time and transfer to a lower level or some because they think their transferring to a better school or some because they want to be closer to home or some because they don’t like the food in the caf or weather or girls, etc.

            To state as a fact that Willard has pushed out close to 20 players is just incorrect. To post false accusations about the head coach of a school that i’m assuming you have some association with on a website about a possible recruit is just stupid.

          • fouline

            First of all cut your attitude, Buddy. Willard recruited him. Grennen didn’t live up to the great coach’s assessment… He dumps him in garbage time then forces him to transfer. It was Willard’s mistake. And Grennen paid for it. But you and everybody else who has responded to my initial remark still can’t answer the question: why would a player in the BE when it still was the BE, transfer voluntarily to a lower ranked conference? Well, the answer is simple… he was pushed out. Coaches do it all the time. And Willard no matter what I think of him as a coach, is the coach. And pushpushpush… outoutout!

          • Matty P

            He didn’t have the option to transfer into a major conference school bc he was an end of the bench player who wasn’t in the conversation as a top 150 recruit coming out of HS. If he wanted more playing time the only option was to move down to a lower level. Look at the schools that gave him offers: SHU, Bucknell, Davidson, Fordham, Holy Cross, Rider, and Vermont. We were the only high major that even gave the kid an offer. No high major coach is going to lose a scholarship spot for a kid that needs to sit out a year and will only be an end of the bench player.

          • fouline

            Yes, I agree with your assessment about why he would land at a lower ranked conference. But my point… Willard made a mistake. He didn’t see enough upside in him. He wanted the scholly. So out the door. I’m not defending Grennen. All I’ve ever said was that coaches push kids out and that Willard has his share…

          • Matty P

            But who’s to say he thought he made a mistake at the time. Maybe his plan and confidence in him was that this is a kid can shoot, but he needs 2-3 years of development to before he becomes a BE quality player. A coach isn’t going to risk games playing a guy who he knows isn’t at the level of the competition especially when he’s got 4 other players ahead of him that are better. It could have just been Grennan noticing after a full year of only 66 mins of playing time along with practices against better players that he wasn’t going to be getting significant playing time anytime soon and decided he could go elsewhere and get a significant increase in mins.

          • fouline

            I think you’re dancing around the point. If he had faith in him he would have begged him to stay. Just put yourself in his position. Your BE coach wants you to stay. And you walk? Nah… Not going to happen.

          • Matty P

            At the same point, my BE coach begs me to stay, but is honest with me and says I still need another year to develop my game and I know that after my first year that I won’t see significant mins next season. Remember I’m a 19-20 year old kid who doesn’t think about development and thinks I can play with anyone. Why would I want to stay if I know I can go elsewhere and get the playing time I think I deserve? I’m not walking out the door, I’m kicking the door in and running for that opportunity.

          • HallBall10

            http://www.verbalcommits.com/transfers/2016
            Verbal commits lists 638 transfers from DI Colleges. It’s part of the game, it’s not unique to Shu, and it doesn’t mean coaches are getting rid of players that decides to transfer.

            Of those 638 many are players that transfer in that same
            situation that you just described both with the coach pleading/wanting/begging him to stay and without the coach begging him to stay.

            Once again some transfer from better schools to mid-majors to play more minutes (not 100% guaranteed at Fairfield but a lot more likely to get minutes there than at SHU), and some transfer and accept less minutes if it means a better chance to make it to the NCAA tournament or to play in front of family or go to school in nicer weather,etc.

          • fouline

            You’re making it up. Transfers are not likely to get anything unless they earn it. There is so much pressure on DI coaches that they have no time to wallow in their mistakes.

          • HallBall10

            lol. i’m making what up..
            the notion that of those hundreds of transfers that some have transferred in an attempt to seek more playing time by transferring to a lower level conference.
            It doesn’t take a smart man to realize that if you go to a team with worse players there is a better chance that you can get more playing time than on a team with better players. I understand that nothing is guaranteed but, it doesn’t change the fact that there is a better chance a player gets more playing time on a team that is worse.

          • fouline

            You’re making that up too. Who says the team has worse players? You! You say it to make your argument. A while ago Willard admitted that he was thinking of leaving for Holy Cross. Why? Well, he failed at SHU. His act didn’t work – the losses? The recruiting? bad relationship with the press? But he stuck it out. And look what happened! He wins the BE championship. There was no guarantee that HC would be any easier and that he could win there. He probably realized he isn’t the best coach but SHU was a dream job.And that he was good enough and stayed.

          • HallBall10

            You’re making yourself look more irrational every time you post. I’m starting to think you’re pranking me.
            “Who says “Fairfield” has worse players?”..Are you serious? Not only is this common knowledge but various recruiting sites will tell you that the big east has better players than the MAAC and the overall teams, which consist of overall better players, are also ranked better by the RPI/BPI/Kenpom/NCAA tournament Selection Committee,etc.
            Verbal Commits:
            (Average Stars of Players) MAAC 2.074 Big East 3.162.
            Fairfield has 1 3star Shu has 7 3star or better players.
            The Willard/Holy Cross rant is too irrational to respond to.

          • fouline

            AJ English. Iona. Better than any SHU player in the last 10 years? Except maybe Whitehead. Just because a player is in a lower ranked division doesn’t mean he can’t be better than a BE player especially one who sat on the bench most of the season. And there are others… You’re being a snob. The game is about individuals as much as it is about the team.

          • HallBall10

            I just told my wife that i’m arguing with a guy on shu’s forum that thinks grennan was good.. she says “that surfer dude, oh he was horrible, well, he clearly doesn’t know what he’s talking about. just leave that old man alone”

          • fouline

            That’s a sad and insulting comment to make. You are not a very smart man. I never said Grennen was talented. It just shows that our disagreement was way beyond your comprehension,

          • fouline

            If Willard thought it was a mistake he would have told him so. And if I’m a 19-20 year old and this big time BE coach tells me I have a future at SHU, I’ll give it another yrear. Yes? No?

          • Matty P

            I think my answer was fairly obvious in my comment below that my answer would be no and that I’m walking away for an opportunity to get playing time. Even if the coach tells me I have a future am I going to take 2 full years of practice and traveling to get no playing time when I think I have just as much talent right now as the other players who are getting playing time. Why would I wait around when I know I can transfer to another school and get instant playing time when my one year of sitting out is over and I still have 3 years of eligibility left instead of 2.

          • fouline

            You are dancing as fast as you can. If you transfer who is to say that you will get more playing time and that your new coach didn’t make a mistake giving you a scholly? There are no guarantees in life. At least you know what you have if your current coach wants you to stay. Just because you go down in conference ranking does not guarantee PT. Big fantasy!

          • Matty P

            I don’t see how I’m dancing around anything. People here have directly responded to your questions and you can’t seem to get a grasp of it.

            If I’m leaving to go to a new school I know that coach wants me. No coach is going to accept a transfer and waste 1 scholarship for a full year if they don’t plan on giving them any playing time in the future. And it’s not about going down a conference to guarantee playing time, it’s about finding a place where you can get the time immediately which often times means you need to move down unless you’ve proven that you can play at a high major school (i.e. Crosby going to IL). Grennan had no track record that he could play at a high major level and wasn’t in the discussion as a top 150 recruit, so the only option is to go down a level.

          • fouline

            What you’re missing is the fact that there are no guarantees in life. The coach recruits a player. The player doesn’t pan out. The coach wants that scholly. He starts the game… hinthinthint… go somewhere else. Even at the next school there is no guarantee that the player will find it any better. Maybe the player was no better than a high schooler. And as far as Grennen, he went to Fairfield and that didn’t work out very well either – which is my point. And finally he ended up in San Fran. As I’ve said: No guarantees.

          • HallBall10

            I think myself and others did answer your question. (see chris, mattp,fishjam)A player in the BE would transfer voluntarily to a lower ranked conference because he realizes that if playing time is important to him that he needs to be playing at a lower level (conference). Grennan didn’t transfer to one of the power 5, he transferred to the MAAC because he knew he wouldn’t get playing time at a school in a good conference and also because no team in a good conference would want him… Willard made a poor decision to bring in a MAAC level player and Grennan made a poor decision to join a conference in which he couldn’t compete in. By the end of the 1st year, Grennan realized that and he transferred. End of story.

            It seems by your reasoning that by not giving a player playing time means that Willard is pushing that player out. So what’s the deal with Ish? Didn’t get playing time and then started the next year. Ish wasn’t ready to overtake Mobley, Delgado, Desi, Fu, or Anthony in his freshman year and that’s why he didn’t play. Not because Willard wanted to boot him from the program. It’s not Willard’s job to play freshman just because they might transfer, he needs to play the players that give the team the best chance to win.

      • HallBall10

        Answer…Zero.

  • Fishjam

    Taurean Thompson news…..the whole saga will be dragged on at least another week or 2 as he says he will visit Michigan State then decide. However the visit has not been scheduled yet so who knows when it will happen:https://www.sny.tv/college-recruiting/news/taurean-thompson-to-visit-michigan-state-then-decide/181758424?tcid=tw_article_181758424

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    • Thanks for posting. Funny that he says he wants to commit now… So then do it? What has taken so long? Ha.

      • Fishjam

        Yeah really! Maybe that’s his way of saying ‘I wish my Mom would let me do what I want!’

  • Fishjam

    Per Zags, Madison Jones is coming to Seton Hall. Long-rumored grad-transfer PG from Wake Forest provides depth at PG spot. Supposed to be good defensively and athletic, not much of a shooter. Solid addition under the circumstances IMO. Article says we still will have room for TT if he commits.