Just because we’re getting into the thick of college basketball season doesn’t mean Seton Hall isn’t still hitting the recruiting trails. The coaching staff is hounding two Class of 2016 targets that are available to join the team next summer.
First up is a familiar name in top-100 big man Taurean Thompson, formerly of St. Anthony (N.J.). Now at Brewster Academy (N.H.) for his senior year, Thompson recently told reporters that Syracuse and Seton Hall were the only two schools that were still actively recruiting him.
In the few days since, Pittsburgh has offered, N.C. State came in to watch and Georgetown is showing interest; Taurean also recently took an official visit to Syracuse and looks like he will decide in the spring.
With no open scholarships but with at least one to surely open up in the aftermath of a sophomore going pro or a reserve forward transferring, Thompson is being targeting to fill this void.
Next up, and a name which you probably haven’t heard before is Word of God (N.C.) point guard Jalen Harris.
Tulsa, Utah, Grand Canyon, Cincy, Seton Hall, Louisville, DePaul & Miami have all reached out to 2016 PG @Jay5Harris since he decommitted.
— Jason Jordan (@JayJayUSATODAY) November 24, 2015
A Buffalo commit for about a month, Harris has recently re-opened his recruitment and is getting interest from a wide variety of schools. It’s too soon to say how strong Seton Hall is interested but they are certainly in the market for a point or combo guard to go along with Myles Powell as seen by their pursuit of Eron Gordon.
The prevailing logic here is that Isaiah Whitehead will leave for the NBA Draft or overseas hoops at the end of this season, opening up a scholarship for another 2016 guard to join point guard Jevon Thomas, who is sitting out this season after transferring from Kansas State.