Seton Hall snags two prospects ahead of Louisville showdownDate: November 28, 2018
By Dalton Allison
For Seton Hall, the winning continued after they took home the Wooden Legacy tournament. Head coach Kevin Willard continued to use the pipeline that he has created from New York City to Seton Hall, reeling in two recruits in two consecutive days from the Big Apple.
On Monday, three-star guard Dashawn Davis signed his letter of intent to play for the Pirates. The 6’3, 180 pound guard from the Bronx is the ninth ranked prospect from the state of New York, as ranked by 247sports.com. In Davis, the Pirates are receiving a guard that has the ability to break into the paint, while also possessing an outside shot. Davis chose to come to South Orange after also receiving offers from St. John’s, Fordham, and Manhattan.
The good news continued to come on Tuesday, when four-star forward Tyrese Samuel committed to play for the Pirates. A native of Canada, the 6’8, 210 pound forward picked Seton Hall after also receiving offers from Georgetown, Pitt, and Wake Forrest. Samuel is the first four-star recruit that Seton Hall has netted since Myles Cale committed on March 11th, 2016.
Much like Cale, Samuel comes into Seton Hall with standing on ESPN’s top 100 rankings. Samuel finds himself ranked the 86th best recruit on the list, and the fourth best recruit from Canada. As the 22nd overall power forward in his class, Samuel will look to bring a physical brand of basketball that relies on his size and strength.
With the signings of Davis and Samuel, Seton Hall continues their tradition of signing players from the New York City area. Two of last year’s most important leaders on the squad, Desi Rodriguez and Khadeen Carrington, are from New York City. This year, Anthony Nelson is representing the five boroughs alongside Taurean Thompson.
Riding high from the past week with a tournament victory and two recruits in hand, Kevin Willard’s squad faces a tough Louisville squad that took down #9 Michigan State on Tuesday night. The Pirates will host Louisville on Saturday at 12 pm, with pregame coverage starting at 11:45 am, live from Barcade in Newark.
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