Jeff Ngandu commits to Seton Hall
May08

Jeff Ngandu commits to Seton Hall

Orangeville Prep’s (Canada) Jeff Ngandu became the third member of Seton Hall’s 2020 recruiting class Friday night after announcing his commitment to the Pirates via his social media platforms. Photo via North Pole Hoops Here’s the basics on Seton Hall’s newest commit: Name: Jeff NganduPosition: CenterHeight, Weight: 6-foot-9, 220 poundsHometown: Mono, Ontario, Canada Recruitment Ngandu committed to Seton Hall over Big East rivals...

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Ryan Conway commits to Seton Hall
May04

Ryan Conway commits to Seton Hall

Seton Hall added its first 2021 recruit Monday night as Dulaney High School (MD) point guard Ryan Conway announced his committment to the Pirates via Instagram video post. Here’s the basics on Seton Hall’s newest commit: Name: Ryan ConwayPosition: Point GuardHeight, Weight: 6-foot-1, 160 poundsHometown: Lutherville Timonium, MD Recruitment Conway committed to Seton Hall over Big East rivals Providence and Marquette as well as...

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Missouri transfer Tray Jackson commits to Seton Hall
Apr30

Missouri transfer Tray Jackson commits to Seton Hall

Missouri transfer Tray Jackson committed to Seton Hall on Monday night. Jackson will sit out the 2020-21 season, giving him three years of remaining eligibility. A former Top 100 recruit out of Sunrise Christian Academy in Detroit, Jackson averaged 2.9 points and 1.8 rebounds per game as a freshman at Missouri last season. Seton Hall recruited Jackson hard when he was in high school, but he ultimately committed to Minnesota over the...

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By the numbers: Bryce Aiken, Seton Hall’s new graduate transfer
Apr23

By the numbers: Bryce Aiken, Seton Hall’s new graduate transfer

Harvard graduate transfer Bryce Aiken is returning to New Jersey next season, and he will finally don the blue and white of Seton Hall. His last year at Harvard did not go as smoothly as he would have wanted, but the former top-100 recruit’s Ivy League experience and seniority will be welcomed assets to the Pirates’ locker room next season. Aiken ended his Harvard career averaging 16.9 points, 2.5 assists and 2.2 rebounds per game...

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The forgotten basketball recruiting class of 2000
Apr17

The forgotten basketball recruiting class of 2000

The 2014 Seton Hall men’s basketball recruiting class will never be forgotten. Getting ready for his fifth season as head coach, Kevin Willard made a splash. He was able to muster up a top-20 recruiting class according to 247Sports, which included a 5-star in Isaiah Whitehead. Not too shabby either was another 4-star center by the name of Angel Delgado and a few other medium-rated guys in Khadeen Carrington, Desi Rodriguez, Ishmael...

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Adama Sanogo at the forefront of Seton Hall’s recruiting efforts as he nears decision
Apr16

Adama Sanogo at the forefront of Seton Hall’s recruiting efforts as he nears decision

On Aug. 16, 2013, Top 100 recruit Angel Delgado decided to take his talents from the Patrick School in local Hillside, N.J. to Seton Hall. The end result? A historic career in which Delgado broke the Big East’s all-time rebounding record and earned himself a place in Pirates lore. Could Adama Sanogo be the next Top 100 Patrick School big man to follow in Delgado’s footsteps? A four-star recruit, No. 66 player in his class...

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Harvard graduate transfer Bryce Aiken commits to Seton Hall
Apr09

Harvard graduate transfer Bryce Aiken commits to Seton Hall

In Oct. 2015, Bryce Aiken had a decision to make. As a Top 100 recruit coming out of the Patrick School, the dynamic point guard had no shortage of suitors. Programs across the country longed for his commitment, but three stood out as his recruitment came to a close: Harvard, Miami and Seton Hall. Instead of staying home to join his friend Myles Powell in South Orange or taking his talents to South Beach to play for Jim Larranaga,...

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Iona’s hiring of Rick Pitino is a questionable move
Apr07

Iona’s hiring of Rick Pitino is a questionable move

Editor’s Note: The original version of this column, which appeared on The Setonian’s website on March 26, 2020, contained some factual or other reporting errors as set forth below: The author stated that Mr. Pitino got into trouble with the NCAA for extortion.  The Setonian has no evidence that Mr. Pitino was “in trouble with the NCAA for . . . extortion. . . .”  Mr. Pitino was the victim of extortion. The author also...

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By the numbers: 2019-20 women’s basketball
Apr02

By the numbers: 2019-20 women’s basketball

Although the women’s basketball team’s season ended sooner than expected, plenty was accomplished. Here is a look at the team by the numbers.  Photo via SHU Athletics Shadeen Samuels: In her final year at Seton Hall, Samuels led the team on multiple statistical fronts and etched her name in program history. Though her time was cut short, Samuels managed to finish her college career ranked 12th on the Pirates’ all-time...

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Seton Hall men’s basketball: 2019-20 by the numbers
Mar26

Seton Hall men’s basketball: 2019-20 by the numbers

In one of the program’s best regular season performances in recent history, there were many standout players that played pivotal roles for the Pirates to earn their co-championship.  Myles Powell was, of course, the star man of the team as he earned 2020 All-Big East First Team and Big East Player of the Year honors amongst many other prestigious accolades. Quincy McKnight, Jared Rhoden and Sandro Mamukelashvili became...

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Seton Hall Recruiting Notebook: Who’s up next for the Pirates?
Mar25

Seton Hall Recruiting Notebook: Who’s up next for the Pirates?

The coronavirus pandemic has brought the sports world to a halt, but that has not stopped college coaches from being active on the recruiting trail. Seton Hall head coach Kevin Willard and his coaching staff have not been able to physically visit with recruits, but have remained major players in the graduate transfer market and with the Class of 2020 as they look to fill out next year’s roster. With graduate transfer season in full...

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Seton Hall forward Darnell Brodie enters NCAA Transfer Portal
Mar25

Seton Hall forward Darnell Brodie enters NCAA Transfer Portal

Seton Hall sophomore forward Darnell Brodie has entered the NCAA Transfer Portal. https://twitter.com/BIG__BRODIE/status/1242904324260454403?s=20 Brodie appeared in three games last season, averaging 0.7 points and 0.7 rebounds per game. As a freshman, he appeared in 10 games and made three starts, averaging 0.8 points, 1.1 rebounds and 0.2 blocks per game. Brodie was also a member of the 2019 Big East All-Academic team. A former...

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