Freshman point guard Jordan Walker has decided to leave the Seton Hall men’s basketball program, as first reported by 247Sports’ Andrew Slater on Tuesday morning.
— Andrew Slater (@Andrew__Slater) December 19, 2017
Walker had played in two games for Seton Hall this season, totaling seven points, four assists and one steal in 28 minutes of play. He sat out of Seton Hall games for the past month with a thumb injury.
Following the injury, Walker’s first game where he was dressed and available to play occurred on Dec. 16 when Seton Hall visited Rutgers. Walker did not see playing time in the 71-65 Pirate loss, and that reportedly played a part in his decision to leave the program, according to both Gannet New Jersey‘s Jerry Carino and the New York Post‘s Zach Braziller.
Have been issues there for a while. Was unhappy not to play in Rutgers game. Incoming recruit Anthony Nelson is likely an upgrade https://t.co/2PJPrdyYu9
— Zach Braziller (@NYPost_Brazille) December 19, 2017
Even during his time on the bench, Walker was often a supportive presence, physically and emphatically cheering on his teammates.
A highly recruited guard from the Patrick School, Walker’s exit affects Seton Hall’s depth at point guard. With Khadeen Carrington already spending heavy minutes at the point, Eron Gordon is the only true point guard left on the roster.
After 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Walker sent out a tweet from his Twitter account that he later deleted shortly after the news of his exit started to spread on social media. The tweet read, “It’s not the destination, it’s the journey #MambaMentality.”
It is not clear if the tweet is directly related to his decision to leave the Pirate program.
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