Seton Hall’s men’s basketball team already has its first recruit for the class of 2017.
The Pirates recently found out that Myles Cale, a four-star guard among 2017 recruits, will be coming to South Orange. Cale verbally committed to Seton Hall on March 11, just before the Hall went on to beat Xavier in the semifinals of the Big East Tournament at Madison Square Garden.
Cale took to social media for the decision, tweeting “Happy to finally announce my commitment to Seton Hall University!! GO PIRATES!!”
Following his verbal commitment, Cale got to watch the team win the Big East Championship at the Garden and then go onto a first round matchup in the NCAA Tournament.
“After I committed I felt like I was a part of the team,” Cale said, referring to what it was like to see Seton Hall go on its postseason run. “When they won the Big East Championship it was like I won too. I could really feel like I made the right choice.”
When he was just a recruit visiting games, Cale witnessed the Hall stun Wichita State in overtime on Dec. 19. He then watched the Pirates upset the Xavier Musketeers – who were No. 5 in the country at the time.
“I feel like the program is headed in the right direction,” the high schooler said. “They just won the Big East and they’re going to have a player go into the NBA (in Isaiah Whitehead). I love the staff and the atmosphere of the team and school itself.”
The 6-foot, 4-inch high school junior made an official visit to Seton Hall’s campus during the week leading up to Seton Hall’s trip to the Big East Tournament. He hails from Middletown, Delaware, where he attends Appoquinimink High School. He is currently the No. 31 shooting guard in the country and the best player in Delaware in the 2017 recruiting class, according to 247Sports. com.
The first player to commit to SHU’s 2017 class, Cale believes he will be a strong asset to the team once he gets here.
“I can bring athleticism, leadership and positive energy and get it to my teammates,” he said, looking forward to the future.
Staying close to his home state was a big factor in his decision to commit to the Hall. He also received offers and showed interest in nearby schools Maryland, Temple and LaSalle. Those were not the only schools seeking his services though, as Michigan, Miami and Xavier were all players on the recruiting trail.
“I didn’t want to go too far from home,” Cale said. “Seton Hall is just far enough.”
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