Seton Hall men’s basketball received its second commitment in the last week with 2018 three-star prospect Jared Rhoden announcing his allegiance to the Pirates on Saturday night.
Standing at six feet, six inches tall, the Bronx-native Rhoden plays high school ball at Our Saviour Lutheran on Long Island, N.Y. Rhoden is close with fellow 2018 Seton Hall commit Anthony Nelson, as the two played together on the AAU side New York Lightning.
Following his commitment to Seton Hall on Tuesday night, Nelson told multiple media outlets that he would be recruiting Rhoden to join him in South Orange. Only five days later, his efforts look to have paid off.
Rhoden’s recruitment ultimately came down to Seton Hall, Penn State, Saint Louis and Wichita State. Penn State was thought of as the biggest threat toward Seton Hall’s chances at landing Rhoden, considering his family’s strong ties to the Nittany Lions.
Rhoden has the ability to play either shooting guard or small forward, something that will be helpful in 2018 when current starting small forward Desi Rodriguez is lost to graduation.
Following the addition of Rhoden, Seton Hall has two scholarships left to hand out in the 2018 cycle.
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