Fountain and youth: Graduate-transfer set to lead Pirates
Nov08

Fountain and youth: Graduate-transfer set to lead Pirates

The Seton Hall women’s basketball team may be young, but a key addition in the offseason will bring a great deal of experience to this year’s team. Donnaizha Fountain, a graduate student, will make her debut in the Pirate uniform – and expectations are high. Fountain, a native of Roxbury, Mass., began her college career at Georgia Tech in 2013, where she saw little playing time as a freshman. She transferred to Temple University in...

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A long time coming: Seton Hall seniors follow paths to shot at the Final Four
Nov08

A long time coming: Seton Hall seniors follow paths to shot at the Final Four

Ten years ago, seniors Khadeen Carrington and Desi Rodriguez met each other for the first time. As sixth graders, the two were in the early stages of forming their basketball careers, playing together on New Heights, an Amateur Athletic League (AAU) program. The New York natives hit it off right away when they met as 12-year-olds, but the gap between where they lived led to them being distanced for some time. “We were very close...

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Seton Hall secures commitment from 2018 G/F Jared Rhoden
Oct28

Seton Hall secures commitment from 2018 G/F Jared Rhoden

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. https://twitter.com/ihoop_jaay/status/924420586524246017 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...

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Seton Hall lands 2018 G Anthony Nelson
Oct24

Seton Hall lands 2018 G Anthony Nelson

The Seton Hall men’s basketball team landed its first commitment of the 2018 class on Tuesday night, as 2018 guard Anthony Nelson announced on Twitter his commitment to play for coach Kevin Willard. 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾l pic.twitter.com/IykPzkD4Mg — Anthony Nelson (@TheAntNelson_11) October 25, 2017 Nelson, a three-star recruit and the No. 2 player from New York, according to 247sports, is a product of South Kent School in Connecticut –...

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NCAA scandal necessitates a change in recruiting
Oct04

NCAA scandal necessitates a change in recruiting

It was long suspected that recruiting in college basketball was a dirty business, but now we know exactly how dirty it is. Thanks to an FBI investigation that resulted in the arrests of four assistant coaches, an Adidas executive and legendary Louisville coach Rick Pitino being placed on unpaid administrative leave with all signs pointing to his dismissal, college basketball has officially been turned upside down. Assistant coaches...

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AAU needs to promote morals, foundations and relationships
Dec07

AAU needs to promote morals, foundations and relationships

Youth basketball used to be about fun and learning, but that is no longer the case. In today’s world of Amateur Athletic Union basketball, kids are expected to commit to the sport year-round from as young an age as possible. Practice is constant. The pressure to perform well is immense. Looking at various AAU basketball programs, coaches and teams focus more on playing in high profile tournaments and showcasing individuals rather than...

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