Lincoln’s Whitehead Named Mr. New York Basketball

IsaiahSeton Hall pledge Isaiah Whitehead has been named Mr. New York Basketball.

“It feels great to be Mr. Basketball as a senior,” Whitehead, who averaged 23 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists, told “It feels like I’m going out on top even without a [city] championship.”

Former Lincoln greats Lance Stephenson (2009), Sebastian Telfair (2004) and Stephon Marbury (1995) all won the same award.

“It’s great,” Lincoln coach Tiny Morton said by phone. “All the great ones or good ones got it, so he was in line to get it this year because he was playing so well.”

The 6-foot-4 Whitehead was also selected to the McDonald’s All-American and Jordan Brand Classic games next month.

Whitehead is part of a five-man recruiting class for Seton Hall coach Kevin Willard that includes Khadeen Carrington, Desi Rodriguez, Ismael Sanogo and Angel Delgado. To read more of this story, click here

Uncommitted Guard McBrayer Leads Patrick School to Union County Title; Seton Hall Getting Rebounding Machine in Angel Delgado

Dupree McBrayerUNION, N.J. — Dupree McBrayer is a New York native who has played high school ball in New York, Las Vegas and now New Jersey.

And on Saturday night the uncommitted 6-foot-5 senior guard poured in a game-high 25-points as The Patrick School won the Union County championship with a 62-54 victory over Linden at Kean University.

“I didn’t see it coming,” said Chris Chavannes, The Patrick School coach who succeeded the legendary Kevin Boyle and won his second straight Union County title and the school’s 18th overall. “Usually with Dupree, you have to chastise him to shoot the basketball and to be aggressive offensively. One of the problems we had in the two losses to Linden was our guards were back on their heels. We weren’t attacking them. That’s what we wanted him to do today.” To read more of this story, click here

Seton Hall Pledge Carrington Goes Off for 42 in Loughlin Win

Seton Hall-bound guard Khadeen Carrington went off for 42 points Friday night to lead Bishop Loughlin to a 90-71 win over Christ the King in the Brooklyn/Queens Boro championship.

Seton Hall associate head coach Shaheen Holloway was in attendance for the performance.

“[Carrington] displayed a great performance,” Loughlin coach Ed Gonzalez told by phone. “His shots were falling. [The team] was attacking the basket and they defended well.” To read more of this story, click here

Seton Hall Commit Sanogo Anxious to Get Back on Court

UNION, N.J. — For the second day in a row, Seton Hall-bound Ismael Sanogo found it incredibly difficult to watch his Newark East Side teammates from the bench.

Sitting out with a separated right shoulder, the 6-foot-7 Sanogo wore khahi pants, a blue hoodie and a winter coat as East Side pulled out a 52-48 OT victory over Hudson Catholic at the Metro Classic at Kean University.

“It’s really annoying not being able to help my team, especially as one of the captains,” Sanogo, who has been out a week since injuring the shoulder while reaching in to make a play, told “I almost had a heart attack two days in a row. It’s not a great feeling.” To read more of this story, click here

Whitehead, Towns Named McDonald’s All-Americans

Seton Hall-bound guard Isaiah Whitehead of Lincoln High School in Brooklyn and Kentucky signee Karl Towns of St. Joe’s-Metuchen (N.J.) both made the McDonald’s All-American Game, set for April 2 at Chicago’s United Center (9:30 p.m., ESPN).

“It means everything,” the 6-foot-5 Whitehead told “Starting your high school career, you strive to be one so this just feels amazing.”

Whitehead is the first Seton Hall commit to make the game since Andre Barrett and the late Eddie Griffin in 2000 and the first New York City player since Loughlin’s JayVaughn Pinkston in 2010.

He joins former Lincoln stars Stephon Marbury, Sebastian Telfair and Lance Stephenson in the lineage of stars from the Coney Island school to make the game. To read more of this story, click here

Seton Hall-Bound Whitehead to Learn Fate as McDonald’s All-American Selections Announced Wednesday

Seton Hall-bound guard Isaiah Whitehead of Lincoln High School will learn on Wednesday evening whether he has been named a McDonald’s All-American.

The 24 selections for the game will be named at 6 p.m. EST on ESPNU.

“I’d like to be a McDonald’s All-American,” the 6-foot-4 Whitehead recently told “It would be a big honor. I’ve tried to show this season and over the summer what I’m capable of. We’ll find out in a month or so, but I’ve worked hard to try to show that I should be a McDonald’s All-American.” To read more of this story, click here

Seton Hall-Bound Carrington Wins MVP as Loughlin Gives St. Anthony A ‘Pile of Hurt’ En Route to SNY Invitational Championship

Loughlin winsNEW YORK — Before taking on Bishop Loughlin for the SNY Invitational championship, Bob Hurley said his team needed to contain Seton Hall-bound guard Khadeen Carrington and Rutgers-bound guard Mike Williams, who had combined for 52 points in the semifinals.

Otherwise, the Hall of Fame coach said, “We’re gonna be in a pile of hurt.”

When all was said and done, Carrington and Williams did deliver a “pile of hurt” on two-time defending champion St. Anthony, combining for 37 points and 16 rebounds as the Brooklyn school demolished Hurley’s club, 69-55, to win the SNY Invitational at CCNY in their first year in the event. To read more of this story, click here

Seton Hall Standing Between St. John’s and 0-6 Big East Start

Seton Hall is the only thing standing between St. John’s and an unbelievable 0-6 start to the Big East season.

The Johnnies (10-8, 0-5 Big East) remain the lone winless team in the Big East and will likely have to win the Big East Tournament in March at Madison Square Garden to fulfill the NCAA Tournament expectations they set for themselves at the start of the year.

On Thursday, St. John’s will have to beat the Pirates (11-7, 2-3) at Carnesecca Arena to avoid extending their domination of the league’s basement.

“We’ve played competitively in our last three Big East games but came up short,” Johnnies coach Steve Lavin, who is in Year 4 of a six-year contract, said Wednesday. “We’ve made progress from the Georgetown game, but unfortunately you don’t always get the outcome you want to have. We feel our team is competing hard but just coming up short.” To read more of this story, click here

Seton Hall Commits Rodriguez, Whitehead Lead Rout at Hall of Fame on Same Day Pirates Beat Georgetown (UPDATED)

On the same day that Seton Hall won at Georgetown for the first time in more than a decade, Pirate recruits Desi Rodriguez and Isaiah Whitehead led Lincoln High School to a breakout victory at the Hoophall Classic in Springfield, Mass.

The 6-foot-5 Rodriguez — who pledged to Seton Hall last month after Whitehead committed in the fall – went off for a series of dunks en route to 25 points in Lincoln’s 90-66 win over Yates.

“I tried to show my athleticism,” Rodriguez told reporters. “I tried to dunk it a few times and get the crowd into it. My teammates helped. I feel like I have great chemistry with Isaiah and Elisha [Boone]. We’re just trying to come out and play hard for every minute we’re out there. To read more of this story, click here