NEW YORK — In the first half of New York’s 113-89 rout of New Jersey in the Sharette Dixon Memorial Classic Saturday night at the Gauchos Gym, Isaiah Whitehead scooped a lob pass from the left edge of the paint to a cutting Khadeen Carrington on the right side of the basket.
“I was looking to dunk that one, but I couldn’t get it with my left hand so I just tipped it in with my right,” the 6-foot-3 Carrington told SNY.tv.
The two New York City prep stars and Seton Hall pledges are developing a chemistry — which can only spell good news for the Pirates beginning in 2014.
“He just runs the floor. I’m always the handler so he’s open, I just give him the ball,” said the 6-4 Whitehead, a likely McDonald’s All-American in 2014. To read more of this story, click here
NEW YORK — Fuquan Edwin knows full well that Seton Hall has a loaded recruiting class coming in next year.
The Pirates have ESPN.com’s No. 4-ranked class, led by Brooklyn Lincoln guard Isaiah Whitehead, Huntington Prep forward Angel Delgado and Bishop Loughlin guard Khadeen Carrington.
If Edwin could have his way, he would stick around South Orange to join them.
“Yeah, I know next year’s going to be a great team, too, so I just wish I could be a fifth-year senior,” the 6-foot-6 wing from Paterson, N.J., told SNY.tv Wednesday at Big East media day. To read more of this story, click here
Former Seton Hall pledge Aquille Carr is headed to the NBA D-League.
Johnny Foster, Carr’s agent, told DLeague Digest.com that Carr has “signed a D-League contract for the upcoming draft [Nov. 1]”
“It was his decision to play in the D-League, and to develop in order to get ready for next year’s NBA draft,” he said.
Carr initially committed to Seton Hall for the 2013-14 season but then opted to play overseas instead. He played in China last season.
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Andre Barrett spent last season in France and the NBA D-League.
Neither is exactly the dream location for any American basketball player.
“I think both are a grind,” the 5-foot-10 former Seton Hall star told SNY.tv.
“It’s not something most basketball players from America are used to. It really puts your mental [strength] to the test.” To read more of this story, click here
JERSEY CITY, N.J. – Nate Pierre-Louis had just finished the sixth grade two years ago when he attended a summer camp at Seton Hall.
It was there that he received his very first college scholarship offer.
“It was kind of weird because I was in seventh grade and I went to their camp,” Pierre-Louis said during an interview Friday at St. Peter’s Prep, where he is entering his freshman season.
“I was having good games there and they said, ‘I just want to tell you that we’re your very first offer. We just want you to know that’ and so they offered me in seventh grade.” To read more of this story, click here
Ja’Quan Newton and Isaiah Whitehead talked briefly over the summer about playing together in college.
That never materialized, but they did team up Friday night in the 8EYE Classic at Ben Franklin High School in Philadelphia.
The Miami-bound Newton went for 34 points and the Seton Hall-bound Whitehead tallied 26 as the White team beat the Blue squad, 126-115.
“It was great,” the 6-foot-4 Whitehead of Brooklyn Lincoln told SNY.tv. “I love Philly. They show a lot of love when they see talent. No hating, not nothing, it was a great atmosphere.”
Junior forward Derrick Jones of Radnor (Pa.) Archbishop Carroll — who holds offers from Kentucky, Kansas and Syracuse, among others — added 16 points in the win. To read more of this story, click here
NEW YORK — When Isaiah Whitehead committed to Seton Hall on Thursday afternoon, he automatically became the highest-ranked player in the Class of 2014 committed to a Big East school, according to the Scout.com rankings.
In fact, Seton Hall now has the two highest-rated incoming recruits, with Whitehead at No. 12 and forward Angel Delgado at No. 42. (See chart below.)
Remember that Syracuse, Louisville and UConn are among those no longer in the Big East, so other top commits who would have played in the Big East are now headed to other conferences.
For example, Syracuse pledge Chris McCullough of New York is No. 15, UConn pledge Daniel Hamilton is No. 19 and Louisville commit Shaqquan Aaron is No. 32. To read more of this story, click here
NEW YORK — Seton Hall coach Kevin Willard has already hired one assistant coach with ties to a highly-touted 2014 recruit.
Is Willard on the brink of hiring a second?
“Coach Willard is a guy who’s hungry,” Brooklyn Lincoln coach Tiny Morton said shortly after his star guard, 6-foot-4 likely McDonald’s All-American Isaiah Whitehead, chose Seton Hall over St. John’s and others Thursday afternoon. “He didn’t win any championships so he’s going to probably do what he’s gotta do to make sure everybody is successful.”
About a month after 6-9 rebounding machine Angel Delgado committed to Seton Hall in August, Seton Hall officially hired one of Delgado’s mentors, former Manhattan and St. Raymond’s coach Oliver Antigua.
There had been rumblings all summer on the recruiting circuit about a potential Antigua/Delgado package, and Seton Hall ultimately made it come to fruition. To read more of this story, click here
NEW YORK – Seton Hall’s recruiting momentum has been building steam for several weeks, and the freight train is now humming at full speed.
On Thursday afternoon at Lincoln High School, likely McDonald’s All-American Isaiah Whitehead announced he would play for Seton Hall, joining a recruiting class that already includes Angel Delgado, Khadeen Carrington and Ismael Sanogo.
“I’ll be taking my talents to Seton Hall University,” he said as he held up a blue Pirates T-shirt.
Seton Hall pitched that Whitehead could be the face of the program going forward.
“It appealed to me greatly, that’s the reason I’m going there to tell you the truth. I picked Seton Hall to try to bring the program back to where it should be,” he added.
Whitehead joins his friend Carrington, along with Delgado and Sanogo in a really strong class.
“It would certainly be a breakthrough recruiting class for Seton Hall, with the guys they have,” longtime New York recruiting expert Tom Konchalski told SNY.tv. To read more of this story, click here
Isaiah Whitehead enjoyed his unofficial visit to Seton Hall on Saturday and told SNY.tv that Kevin Willard and his staff told him he could be the face of the program if he were to commit.
“[I] liked everything about it,” the 6-foot-4 Whitehead told SNY.tv. “It’s a great school. I don’t see why people don’t go there.”
Seton Hall has three commits for 2014 in forwards Angel Delgado and Ismael Sanogo and guard Khadeen Carrington. To read more of this story, click here