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Seton Hall starting to fill out roster

There is a new age in collegiate athletics, with pay for play and name, image and likeness. This new era makes the off-season like free agency in college athletics. It also makes it harder to retain your own players. Just take a look at the turnover on the men’s basketball roster for the Seton Hall Pirates. Over the weekend, the Pirates took a major step forward in filling out their roster for the 2023-2024 men’s basketball season.

The Seton Hall Pirates had two major additions over the weekend. The first addition was Dylan Addae-Wusu. If that name sounds familiar, it is because Addae-Wusu comes to South Orange from Queens, where he played for Big East rival Saint John’s and was a major contributor. The 6-foot-4 sophomore guard averaged 9.3 points, 4.4 rebounds and 2.4 assists while shooting 36% from deep. He provides much needed outside shooting that the Pirates lacked last season.

Over the weekend, Seton Hall received news that talented freshman big man Tae Davis would be entering the transfer portal. This is a devastating blow to an already thin Seton Hall front court. Shortly after, the Pirates received a commitment from Austin Peay center transfer Elijah Hutchins-Everett.

Hutchins- Everett decided to come back home after spending two years at Austin Peay. The 6-foot-10 Orange, New Jersey native was the OVC freshman of the year in 2021-2022. He shot 51% from the field during his freshman campaign. This past season, he averaged 11.5 points and 5.5 rebounds per game. Hutchins-Everett will be an immediate contributor to the thin Seton Hall front court.

The Pirates lost an incoming freshman recruit over the weekend. Guard Isaiah Watts decides that he wanted to take his talents elsewhere. Seton Hall coach Shaheen Holloway will look to use nearly all of his available scholarships to fill out the Pirates roster for next season. Expect Seton Hall to fill majority of that roster through the transfer portal in the coming weeks.