Seton Hall Rumors & News

  • Isaiah Whitehead officially leaving Seton Hall for NBA Draft

    Newark Star-Ledger "After weeks of speculation, news finally broke on Tuesday night regarding Isaiah Whitehead's basketball future. The sophomore star is going pro. Whitehead tweeted on Tuesday night that he had decided forgo his final two years of eligibility at Seton Hall to enter the NBA Draft. Adrian..." May 25

  • Seton Hall's Isaiah Whitehead to make NBA Draft decision on May 19

    Newark Star-Ledger "The deadline to withdraw from the NBA Draft is May 25. But Seton Hall fans will know the fate of star sophomore guard Isaiah Whitehead on May 19. Whitehead tweeted on Sunday that he would be making his NBA Draft decision on Thursday, May 19." May 16

  • Seton Hall's Isaiah Whitehead '100 Percent' Gone With First-Round Guarantee "Isaiah Whitehead hasn't formally signed with an agent and has until May 25 to return to school, but the Seton Hall sophomore guard says he's "100 percent" gone if he gets a promise to be chosen in the first round of next month's NBA Draft. "Oh yeah, 100 percent," Whitehead said Thursday at the..." May 13

  • Isaiah Whitehead declares, will not hire an agent

    Big East Coast Bias "The 2016 NBA Draft features new rules that allow for any and all players to test the waters to see where they stand with the option to head back to college if they do not think that their draft prospects will lead to selection amongst the 60 picks given out each year. Already, the Big East has..." March 31

  • Gonzaga shuts down Seton Hall

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- Gonzaga needed a strong finish last week to keep its NCAA Tournament streak alive. The Bulldogs used dominating defensive Thursday to extend another run. Domantas Sabonis had 21 points and 16 rebounds, Kyle Wiltjer scored 13 and 11th-seeded Gonzaga beat sixth-seeded Seton Hall..." March 18

  • Seton Hall's Derrick Gordon the first openly gay player in NCAA tournament

    USA Today "Derrick Gordon just wanted to win and get back to the NCAA tournament. "That's all that matters, really," the senior guard told USA TODAY Sports last May when announcing his transfer as a graduate student to Seton Hall from UMass. Now that's where Gordon, the first openly gay Division I..." March 13

  • Seton Hall claims first title since 1993

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- It had been 23 years since a Seton Hall player cut down the nets at Madison Square Garden, symbolic of winning the Big East Conference Tournament, so you could understand Isaiah Whitehead's concern. "I was scared I was going to fall," Whitehead admitted. Who could blame him..." March 12

  • Seton Hall earns semifinal win over No. 5 Xavier

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Isaiah Whitehead and Khadeen Carrington, separated by just a few stops on the subway growing up in Brooklyn, had a pact that they would be responsible for putting Seton Hall back on the Big East Conference landscape. The sophomore guards took a major step in that resurgence,..." March 12

  • Seton Hall knocks off No. 5 Xavier

    The Sports Xchange "NEWARK, N.J. -- Seton Hall knocked off a top-5 team for only the sixth time in school history, turning back No. 5 Xavier with a wire-to-wire 90-81 win Sunday at the Prudential Center. The last time the Pirates (21-7, 11-5 Big East) defeated a highly ranked team was in 2014 when they thwarted..." February 28

  • Seton Hall Guard Jevon Thomas Allegedly Choked Referee During Intramural Game

    Bleacher Report "Seton Hall guard Jevon Thomas reportedly became involved in an altercation during an intramural basketball game Thursday night and is alleged to have choked the referee. David Heim, Olivia Mulvihill and Gary Phillips of the Setonian reported Thursday that Thomas was upset with a call made by..." February 05

  • Seton Hall basketball lands ace shooter Myles Powell

    Asbury Park Press "A few years back, as a sophomore basketball player at Trenton Catholic, Myles Powell’s first major Division I scholarship offer came from Seton Hall. He did not forget it. Now at South Kent (Conn.) and one of the best shooters in the nation, the senior guard rewarded the Pirates with a..." September 21

  • Seton Hall loses assistant because he wants to be a math teacher

    CBS Sports "Rare: The college basketball program that loses an assistant coach toward the end of the summer. Rarer: Losing said coach because he wants to teach math to middle school students. Unprecedented, really. But that's now the situation Seton Hall is in. The school on Monday confirmed reports..." August 31

  • Seton Hall to give scholarship basketball players $2,600 towards cost of attendance

    College Basketball Talk "Back in late May following the conference’s annual meetings, it had been reported that the Big East would require its programs to give cost of attendance stipends to its men’s and women’s basketball scholarship athletes. Of course with tuition and fees for each school being different, it remained..." August 26

  • Derrick Gordon to Seton Hall; says 'homophobia' still prevalent

    USA Today "Former UMass guard Derrick Gordon, the first openly gay Division I college basketball player, is transferring to Seton Hall, the 6-3 guard announced Sunday. "I'm walking into a great situation," Gordon told USA TODAY Sports. "This gives me a chance to showcase what I can really do in one of the..." May 18

  • Ex-Seton Hall guard Sterling Gibbs transfers to Connecticut

    CBS Sports "Ex-Seton Hall guard Sterling Gibbs, possibly the No. 1 transfer left on the market, has officially decided to take his talents to Connecticut. This ends what was apparently a rather well-known dance over the course of the past few weeks. It was reported initially a couple of weeks ago by Andrew..." May 17

  • Seton Hall adds guard Jevon Thomas; more additions ahead?

    Asbury Park Press "In dire need of backcourt reinforcements, Seton Hall has filled its final open scholarship for 2015-16 with point guard Jevon Thomas, a Kansas State transfer who has to sit out next season per NCAA transfer rules. But multiple sources told Gannett New Jersey there could be more roster movement..." May 05

  • Sterling Gibbs leaving Seton Hall

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Sterling Gibbs has decided his time at Seton Hall is over. The 6-2, 185-pound guard is transferring out of Kevin Willard's program after two seasons, according to multiple reports. The announcement came as a surprise to some Pirates fans. In mid-March, Gibbs had reaffirmed his commitment to..." April 28

  • Report: Fresno transfer Braeden Anderson to Seton Hall

    Asbury Park Press "With one final scholarship to give out for 2015-16, Seton Hall men's basketball desperately needed a contributing big man. It may have found one in a graduate transfer from Fresno State. Braeden Anderson, a 6-foot-9, 235-pound forward with an interesting backstory, will enroll at the Hall as..." April 27

  • Seton Hall transfer Jaren Sina commits to George Washington

    CBS Sports "Seton Hall transfer Jaren Sina has committed to George Washington, sources told Sina will have two years of eligibility remaining and be eligible to play beginning during the 2016-17 season. Sina averaged 7.0 points, 2.5 rebounds, and 2.3 assists last season at Seton Hall." April 22

  • 2015-16 make-or-break season for Seton Hall’s Kevin Willard

    New York Post "Kevin Willard was alone, standing on the sideline of a scene that had become far too familiar. The expressions of disbelief had been retired, long ago morphed into resignation. Seton Hall’s fans were barely booing, unwilling to use any more energy than the team, while Willard continued..." March 12

  • Rutgers, Rhode Island among those interested in Jaren Sina

    Asbury Park Press "Jaren Sina has plenty of options for his next stop. Rutgers, South Carolina, Boston College, Michigan, George Washington and Rhode Island are interested in the former Seton Hall guard, his dad Mergin Sina said via text Tuesday night. After making the Big East's All-Rookie team as a freshman,..." March 07

  • Veer Singh commits to Seton Hall

    South Orange Juice "Kevin Willard added to his 2015 recruiting class by receiving a commitment from a 6-foot-7 wing on Monday. Kevin Willard has snagged his second 2015 commitment. 6-foot-7 Thurgood Marshall (N.Y.) wing Amarveer Singh has pledged his future to Seton Hall and will reclassify from 2016 to 2015...." March 03

  • Seton Hall -- There's No Race War on Our Basketball Team

    TMZ "Seton Hall University tells TMZ Sports there is NO investigation into an alleged racial divide on the men's basketball team ... claiming reports of racial harassment between players are BS. FYI -- the Seton Hall team (which was ranked #19 in the country earlier this season) has had a disastrous..." February 18

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    Seton Hall suspends Sterling Gibbs for two games for forearm hit Monday night and will not play against St John's and Creighton.

  • Seton Hall suspends Gibbs 2 games for hit

    ESPN New York "Seton Hall suspended junior guard Sterling Gibbs for two games on Tuesday, after he was ejected Monday night during the Pirates' 80-54 loss to Villanova in Philadelphia. Gibbs was assessed a flagrant foul 2 and ejected for hitting Ryan Arcidiacono in the face during a scramble for a loose..." February 17

  • Seton Hall's Sterling Gibbs ejected for striking Villanova's Ryan Arcidiacono

    SI "Seton Hall's Sterling Gibbs was ejected for punching Villanova's Ryan Arcidiacono during the Pirates' 80-54 loss on Monday night. In the second half of the game, Gibbs was called for a flagrant foul for this elbow to Arcidiacono's head while fighting for a loose ball. " February 17

  • Father of Jaren Sina refutes report of Seton Hall racial tension

    Asbury Park Press "Mergin Sina refuted a report Monday that race-related taunts played a role in his on Jaren's sudden departure from the Seton Hall men's basketball team last week. Jim Hague, who covers the Pirates for the Associated Press, wrote on his personal blog that "Sina felt like he was an outsider,..." February 17

  • Jaren Sina and Seton Hall basketball part ways

    Asbury Park Press "Jaren Sina and Seton Hall men's basketball have parted ways. In a mutual decision, all parties arrived at the conclusion to part ways during a meeting Wednesday morning, according to Sina and his father Mergin. He will no longer play for the Pirates, effective immediately. "I tried my best...." February 11

  • Seton Hall's Isaiah Whitehead diagnosed with stress fracture in right foot

    Newark Star-Ledger "This is not the sort of Christmas present Seton Hall fans were hoping for, but the university has announced that freshman Isaiah Whitehead has been diagnosed with a stress fracture in his right foot. The injury was not the result of a particular play, according to team officials. Whitehead..." December 24

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 08

  • Providence 80, Seton Hall 74

    ProSportsDaily "LaDontae Henton scored a season-high 26 points to go with 14 rebounds as the Friars topped the Pirates in the semifinals of the Big East tournament in New York. The fourth-seeded Friars (22-11) likely punched their NCAA tournament ticket with the victory and will face second-seeded Creighton in..." March 15

  • Seton Hall 64, Villanova 63

    ProSportsDaily "Sterling Gibbs buried a step-back jumper at the buzzer as the Pirates stunned the top-seeded Wildcats in the quarterfinals of the Big East tournament in New York. Gibbs got the ball at the top of the key following a timeout and made one move before stepping back and earning the final two of his..." March 14

  • Seton Hall's upset of No. 3 Villanova fueled by play of Gene Teague down low

    Newark Star-Ledger "The first thing Eugene Teague did when he walked off the floor, was grab a bottle of Gatorade. Seton Hall’s senior big man pounded two bottles of the drink before he even left the locker room to walk to the interview room. Opened one, downed it in about three gulps and then reached for another..." March 14

  • Teams are different, but Big East passion remains

    New York Post "It’s called the “Fu Effect,” named for the impact Seton Hall senior forward Fuquan Edwin can have on a game. It could be bouncing around during pregame warm-ups to get himself and his teammates amped. Or it could be something like he did Wednesday night against Butler in the first round of the Big..." March 13

  • Seton Hall 51, Butler 50

    ProSportsDaily "Gene Teague led the way with 14 points and 11 rebounds as the Pirates squeaked past the Bulldogs in the opening round of the Big East tournament in New York. Seton Hall (16-16) won despite shooting 39.6 percent from the field and 5-of-20 from 3-point range. The eighth-seeded Pirates, who..." March 13

  • Butler 71, Seton Hall 54

    ProSportsDaily "Kellen Dunham made all seven of his 3-pointers en route to 29 points as the host Bulldogs coasted to a win in the regular-season finale for both teams. Khyle Marshall and Elijah Brown scored 10 points apiece for Butler (14-16, 4-14 Big East), which secured the No. 9 seed in the upcoming Big..." March 09

  • Seton Hall won't be dancing, but Fuquan Edwin's story will move you

    Fox Sports "The car idles near the main liquor store in Fuquan Edwin's old neighborhood, and the 22-year-old senior at Seton Hall University steps out from the passenger side and into the cold. Edwin is just now wrapping up his final months at college. His university is only a dozen miles down the Garden..." March 08

  • Big East tourney depleted, but maybe more interesting

    New York Post "It’s still the Big East Tournament. It’s still Madison Square Garden. Is it the same? A lot has changed in the year since the members of the Big East last congregated for March Madness in Midtown. But what the conference has lost in star power with Connecticut (American Athletic), Syracuse..." March 07

  • SJU 1st, Stony Brook 3rd in hoops poll

    Newsday "If this week’s poll looks identical to last week’s, there’s a good reason to think that. Manhattan changed places with Quinnipiac and St. Francis swapped positions with Columbia. The rest of the teams all remained the same. 1. St. John’s (19-11) 2. Iona (20-9) 3. Stony Brook (21-9) 4...." March 04

  • Seton Hall 71, Xavier 62

    ProSportsDaily "Brian Oliver shot 5-for-10 from 3-point range and scored 20 points as the Pirates surprised the visiting Musketeers. Fuquan Edwin returned after missing Friday’s loss to Providence with a thumb injury and finished with 17 points for Seton Hall (15-15, 6-11 Big East). Gene Teague also scored 17..." March 04

  • Seton Hall's Fuquan Edwin reflects on a career he feels was 'a disappointment'

    Newark Star-Ledger "When Seton Hall took the floor on Friday night before its game against Providence, there was Fuquan Edwin on the sideline, dressed in street clothes. A thumb injury held him out of the Pirates' second-to-last home game of the season, the latest pothole on a road that has been anything but normal..." March 04

  • Providence 74, Seton Hall 69

    ProSportsDaily "Bryce Cotton scored a game-high 24 points to lead four players in double figures as the visiting Friars avoided a loss that might have crushed their NCAA Tournament hopes. Kadeem Batts tallied 14 points and 11 rebounds for Providence (19-10, 9-7 Big East), which is one victory shy of its first..." March 01

  • Local college rankings: Iona passes St. John’s for top spot

    New York Post "Two straight losses may have knocked St. John’s from the top spot, but Iona’s 11 consecutive wins more than validate its ascension. (Last week’s rankings in parentheses) 1. Iona (2) Record: 19-8, 16-2 Up next: Friday (7 p.m.) at Manhattan After two straight NCAA Tournament..." February 28

  • DePaul 65, Seton Hall 60

    ProSportsDaily "Brandon Young scored 19 points to lead four players in double figures as the host Blue Demons snapped a 10-game losing streak. Durrell McDonald registered a career-high 15 points and freshman Billy Garrett Jr. also scored 15 as DePaul (11-18, 3-13 Big East) won for the first time since Jan. 14..." February 26

  • Creighton 72, Seton Hall 71

    ProSportsDaily "Doug McDermott scored 29 points and the host Bluejays held off the upset-minded Pirates in a Big East contest. McDermott made 8-of-14 from the field and 12-of-16 from the foul line in moving into 10th place on the NCAA all-time scoring list for Creighton (23-4, 13-2). Grant Gibbs put up 16..." February 24

  • Creighton Basketball Hosts Seton Hall on Sunday "Winners of seven of its last eight, #11/12 Creighton (22-4, 12-2 BIG EAST) enters the home stretch of its conference schedule with a Sunday afternoon home game vs. Seton Hall (14-12, 5-8 BIG EAST). Tip-off at CenturyLink Center Omaha (17,390) in Omaha, Neb., is set for 4:02 pm. Radio..." February 22

  • Seton Hall 82, Georgetown 67

    ProSportsDaily "Fuquan Edwin scored 21 points and the host Pirates competed a sweep of the Hoyas for the first time since the 2002-03 season. Sterling Gibbs added 18 points and seven assists as Seton Hall (14-12, 5-8 Big East) shot 55.1 percent to snap a three-game losing streak. Eugene Teague and Jaren Sina..." February 21

  • This year, the Big East tourney means so much more

    New York Post "For 30 years the Big East Tournament grew into a week-long spectacle on 33rd Street that became a commercial and competitive success. It featured the best basketball conference for many of those years and winning the Big East Tournament championship was a prize that said you can’t become the..." February 20

  • Two Seton Hall seniors benched against St. John’s

    New York Post "Kevin Willard has a top-10 recruiting class signed for next year. His current team could use some of those players now, as this season is quickly spinning out of control. The fourth-year coach suspended senior starters Eugene Teague and Brian Oliver for Thursday night’s hard-fought 68-67..." February 14

  • Local college rankings: St. John’s and Iona neck and neck

    New York Post "The St. John’s-Iona tug of war continues. Though the Gaels are making an impressive run through the MAAC, having won eight straight games, the Red Storm will retain the top spot until their incredible stretch concludes. (Last week’s rankings in parentheses) 1. St. John’s (1) Record: 16-9,..." February 14