17-15 wasn't bad, but 2009-10 will be better for Seton Hall's men's basketball team. Next season looks like the year the Pirates make it back to the NCAA Tournament.
This week Seton Hall signed two big-time recruits to go along with some talented transfers. No better time than now to get acquainted with the new players.
Ferrakohn Hall is a 6'8", 215-pound forward from Memphis, Tennessee. He averaged 15 points and nine rebounds per game while leading his team at White Station High School in blocks. Rivals.com ranked Hall as the No. 46 power forward recruit in the nation.
Jamel Jackson is a 6'3", 195-pound shooting guard out of Brooklyn, New York. Jamel originally committed to Seton Hall last spring but returned to Technical Career Institute in order to concentrate on academics. He averaged 24.5 points as a freshman and 21.5 points per game as a sophomore.
Keon Lawrence is a 6'2", 175-pound guard from Newark, New Jersey. He is a transfer from Missouri. As a sophomore he averaged 11.0 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 2.4 assists. He also led Missouri in minutes played.
Herb Pope was a consensus Top 50 recruit coming out of high school while averaging 19 points and 11 rebounds as a senior. He is a 6'8", 235-pound power forward from Aliquippa, Pennsylvania. Pope is a transfer from New Mexico State, where he averaged 11.1 points and 6.8 rebounds.
Jeff Robinson is a 6'5", 232-pound guard from Trenton, New Jersey. He is a transfer from Memphis. He has to sit out the first semester per transfer rules. Known as a slasher, Robinson averaged 3.0 points and 2.3 rebounds in 2007-08 and 1.8 points and 1.0 rebounds in 2008-09. He was a consensus top-50 recruit coming of high school.
Technically, Oliver was on the team last year but was declared ineligible for the 2008-09 season. However, the NCAA did rule he was eligible for a scholarship and will have four years of eligibility left. Oliver is a 6'11", 340-pound center.