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Seton Hall invests heavily in the future of their basketball program

Seton Hall announced today that they will officially break ground on a state of the art practice facility for the basketball programs this summer. The practice facility will be located within the Richie Regan Recreation & Athletic Center on the South Orange campus. The basketball practice facility will include a new basketball court, locker rooms, lounges, offices,  sports medicine room, film room and a strength and conditioning room. In the arms race for recruiting in the Big East, this is a vital step in remaining competitive with the upper tier programs in the conference.

When asked about the new practice facility, Seton Hall Director of Athletics & Recreation Bryan Felt said, “Our practice facility project marks a new era for Seton Hall basketball, an era that will build upon the tremendous success our basketball programs have had over the last decade. With the new practice facility we strive to equip our student-athletes with the resources they need to flourish at the highest level of college basketball and compete for conference and national championships.”

The new practice facility will be pivotal in future recruiting for both the men’s and women’s basketball programs. In his first season coaching men’s basketball at his alma mater, Shaheen Holloway won the most overall games and most conference games, for a first year Seton Hall coach.

When asked about the new practice facility Holloway said, “The new basketball practice facility is very much needed so that we can continue to recruit and develop players capable of helping our program win at the national level. I’m eager for the Pirates family to get behind us, get behind this project and help us win in this new era.”

Seton Hall University has contracted with Cannon Design, the architect for recent projects such as Virginia Tech’s baseball stadium, Maryland’s football practice facility and Southern Indiana’s basketball arena. Seton Hall plans to direct meaningful resources to this effort and will continue to prioritize building-fund contributions in the coming months. Anyone interested in making a lead gift to the basketball practice facility can contact Senior Associate Athletics Director for Development Josh Azer at [email protected].