Seton Hall on trails furiously recruiting 2018s

NEW YORK, NY - April 16, 2016: UAA tournament at Basketball City in New York City. (Photo by Kelly Kline/Under Armour)
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Seton Hall has been busy on the trails recruiting targets from the 2017 through 2019 classes  during the current NCAA ‘recruiting’ period as well as a ‘quiet’ period that ended on September 8th.

In addition to Jose Alvarado’s decision and other 2017 updates, here’s an activity report of what Seton Hall’s staff has been up to with 2018s and beyond:

Dating back two weeks ago, Marcus Littles (2018 F, Neumann-Goretti, Pa.) visited campus unofficially on 8/30; the junior forward was offered in late July. Temple has since done the same to join a list that includes Saint Joseph’s, Penn State, La Salle and Miami (Fla.).

Around the same time Littles was on campus, Isaiah Mucius (2018 F, St. James School, Pa.) received an offer. Xavier has offered the top-50 small forward since.

Local guard Jalen Carey (2018 G, Immaculate Conception, N.J.) visited days later; he’s an NJ Playaz guy and has been on the radar for awhile

A little later in the month, the staff reached out to a few Sports U kids when they watched Jahvon Quinerly (2018 PG, Hudson Catholic, N.J.), another top-50 prospect and a top priority in the next class, and teammate Louis King (2018 F, Hudsont Catholic, N.J.).

Another notable junior in the mix is Markquis Nowell (2018 PG, Bishop Loughlin, N.Y.), who visited campus last Thursday.

After watching him the staff offered Cole Swider (2018 SF, St. Andrews, Del.) around the same the time, a new name to key an eye on. Swider is described as a proficient three-point shooter and has been offered by Rutgers, Xavier and Providence.

Relatively unknown on the national or even regional scale, Jordan Walker (2018 PG, Patrick School, N.J.) was offered on Monday; Seton Hall will have some extra pull (Angel Delgado) for Walker, who received his first high-major offers from Kansas State and VCU in early August. Unfortunately he will not be teaming up with two-guard commit Myles Cale, who decided against playing at the Patrick School for his senior season.

Seton Hall then watched a trio of forwards that spanned three classes when they saw Bourama Sidibe (2017 C, St. Benedict’s, N.J.), Darnell Brodie (2018 PF, Putnam Science Academy, Conn.) and Naz Reid (2019 C, Roselle Catholic, N.J.) over the course of a few days.

Matthue Cotton (2018 SF, St. Benedict’s, N.J.) was offered earlier this week and like Jordan Walker, has bigger schools interested lately in the form of Oklahoma State, VCU, Temple and Saint Joe’s. Here’s a scouting report from City of Basketball Love.

Jumping to the Class of 2019, Seton Hall offered two Ranney School (N.J.) sophomores in Alex Klatsky (PG) and Ahmadu Sanor (SG) in late August to go along with their top-25 teammates Bryan Antoine (SG) and Scottie Lewis (SF), who have been on the books since April and visited campus the day before. The staff was at Ranney to take in an open gym yesterday.

  • VinBick

    All the hype about the pups in high school is meaningless until they are in the fold and showing how well they will play at the college level. So many peek in high school, but are destined to the bench when they step up to the next level. Tough task for coaches to project how much improvement will be displayed by most recruits.

    The level of competition at the high school level speaks volumes about a kid’s potential rather than an impressive stat line that may be produced in a weak league. The big fish in small ponds rarely pan out at the next level.