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Myles Powell to Seton Hall: Pirates Land 4-Star PG Prospect

Mike Chiari@mikechiariFeatured ColumnistSeptember 19, 2015

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - JUNE 18: Myles Powell #73 in blue drives to the basket during the NBPA Top 100 Camp on June 18, 2015 at John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville, Virginia. (Photo by Kelly Kline/Getty Images)
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Seton Hall basketball landed one of its biggest commitments in recent memory Saturday as promising point guard Myles Powell announced his intention to play for the Pirates.

Powell, who 247sports rates a a 4-star prospect, made the news official via his Twitter account.

According to 247sports, the 6'1" guard from Trenton, New Jersey, is the No. 17 prospect at his position in his class, and the No. 86 overall player nationally.

Jon Rothstein of CBSSports.com highlighted the importance of Powell's commitment to Seton Hall:

Jon Rothstein @JonRothstein

BREAKING: 2016 guard Myles Powell has committed to Seton Hall, per his twitter page. Huge get for the Pirates. Shooter with range. #shbb

Per Rothstein, the Pirates are also working on another point guard from New Jersey in Bryce Aiken, who is visiting the school along with Powell. Aiken is a 4-star recruit as well, per 247sports.

It has been a decade since Seton Hall last qualified for the NCAA tournament, there is hope for a brighter future due to the addition of Powell and the fact that head coach Kevin Willard has led the Pirates to a record of .500 or better in each of his two seasons with the school.

Seton Hall has a far better chance to make noise in the current version of the Big East than it did previously, and if it can continue to reel in the state's top recruits, such as Powell, then it may be on the verge of returning to prominence for the first time in years.

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