As reported last month, South Florida graduate transfer Geno Thorpe will visit Seton Hall this week following a trip to Pittsburgh.
South Florida grad transfer Geno Thorpe tells me he will visit Pitt today and Seton Hall tomorrow. Immediately eligible. #shbb
— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) May 8, 2017
While there was conflicting information that indicated Thorpe would not make it to South Orange, the 6-4 natural two-guard from South Florida will indeed be in South Orange tomorrow; he is also considering Syracuse and UMass.
Despite not being a pure point guard, Thorpe (15.1 ppg, 4.6 apg) proved more than capable for a bad USF team after starter Jahmal McMurray was suspended to start the season before leaving the program in December.
If Thorpe were to commit, he would presumably allow Khadeen Carrington to stay at the ‘two’ and split time with freshly-inked Patrick School (N.J.) distributor Jordan Walker.
This scenario does pose a problem though as the two-guard spot is already a log jam with rising freshman Myles Powell and impressive top-100 incoming recruit Myles Cale also capable of playing Big East minutes.
Although Kevin Willard could hypothetically roll out some three-guard looks and eat into Desi Rodriguez‘ minutes at small forward, it looks like reserve guard Eron Gordon (4.1 mpg) could be the odd man out; Seton Hall currently has one scholarship remaining.
In related recruiting news, Seton Hall received a visit from East Carolina transfer Elijah Hughes (7.8 ppg, 2.3 rpg) this past weekend.
A highly-athletic 6-6 wing, Hughes would have to sit out next season but projects as a capable replacement for Rodriguez in 2018-19.
Hughes is a native of Poughkeepsie, N.Y. and played his senior year with Myles Powell at South Kent (Conn.) after transferring from Kennedy Catholic (N.Y.) — you can spot Powell on the bench in a boot at :15 of this clip; Hughes is scheduled to visit Syracuse next week.