Whitehead said he choose to be a Pirate in order to be different and also be close to home.Kevin Willard now has 3 Rivals Top150 commits. Not to mention Whitehead will probably be a Mcd All american. I'm not sure when was the last time Seton hall got an All American. Seton Hall looks to be making a big turn in the right direction.
...Why? Seton Hall? Interesting...
Read the story from Adam Zagoria, just looks like Seton Hall is really turning its program around. I think Angel Delgado was a very nice get for them, got another New Yorker in Khadeen Carrington and it seems like they sold Isaiah Whitehead as being the face of the program. It is close to home, they are hiring some recruiting assistants and there was a time where it was a very good program.
I do not know if other forces were involved and I certainly know New Yorkers were sort of hoping he might head to St. John's. Nonetheless, think it is cool he chose to try and restart a program that has not had the best of luck recently. When Tom Konchalski calls you one of the 5 best guards in your class and a probable McDonald's All-American, that must mean you are doing something right.
I always liked Isaiah as a scorer, seems like he is really rounding out the rest of his game. Always interested in a recruit going against the grain, this seems to be a possible case of that. BTW, think the last Seton Hall recruit to be a McDonald's All-American were Eddie Griffin (RIP) and Andre Barrett back in 2000. It appeared Tommy Amaker might make them a force, they ended up struggling with a lot of team chemistry issues.
Yeah, he chose them to be different. Seems like an odd school to commit too, but they are building something. He also said if hes not one and done then he wants to play with Isaiah Briscoe. He had offers from Indiana and Syracuse and UCLA. Seems like they are better, but he wants to do his own thing. Imagine if Aquille Carr never went overseas, they would be fun to watch.
He could step right in and try to be the man, which, I can't really knock since it is an ambitious move. I respect players who want to pave their own way and not build their legacy on the backs of others. It's a bit of a sink or swim proposition because if he's not good enough to carry the load, he will be exposed immediately and he likely wouldn't enjoy much team success which would be two strikes against his stock. If he does well and his team enjoys success, that could change his projection as a prospect to being more than a role player.
I don't know much about SH's staff but it does look as though the addition of Antigua is already paying dividends.
I also see that SH decided to also hire Whitehead's HS and AAU coach, the notorious Tiny Morton. Not an unprecedented move, but interesting nonetheless.
Rumors are swirling that they may fire Antigua and Hire Tiny Morton. The odd thing to me is Antigua has not even been on the job for three weeks.
Yeah. Tiny is a package deal it seems like. Tiny needs a college coaching job tho
i think the last time seton hall had a mcdonalds all american was in the year 2000 lol, eddie griffin,marcus toney-el, andre barret...many moons ago!
I dig on college ball more than the NBA, but you figure Whitehead will do just one season at Seton Hall, then bolt to the NBA. For me, there's really nothing to get happy about Whitehead going to Seton Hall. I wish he would stay to at least his junior season. Then we could see him develop his game, Seton Hall develop there game together and make a run in the tournament. I'm not being a downer, just it's a shame how the game in college ball has become.
Yessssss. Pirates shall rise again!!
He is talented, but one and done would be a mistake. His form on his jumpshot is off. He should get better with work. has a great off hand
Could use some weight and time in college should help. Happy for the kid. I used to work in Coney Island and watched him work out a few times.