BY JASON GUERETTE
As members of the “new” Big East for a full year now, Seton Hall knows the conference’s blueprint well, a blueprint built on being one of the strongest basketball conferences in the nation.
And in 2014-15, it appears that the Pirates are in a position to hold up their end of the bargain. With men’s head coach Kevin Willard bringing in his best recruiting class to date and women’s head coach Tony Bozzella’s squad positively loaded with veteran talent, it’s very possible that this could be the most-exciting season of Seton Hall basketball in years.
And at Big East Basketball Media Day at Madison Square Garden, both coaches had their first real opportunity to offer up their opinions on their teams.
The men’s team welcomes a highly-touted recruiting class to the program this season, with seven newcomers adding to returning players Brandon Mobley, Sterling Gibbs, Jaren Sina and Haralds Karlis. Leading the way is McDonald’s All-American shooting guard (and recently-named Big East Preseason Rookie of the Year) Isaiah Whitehead out of Abraham Lincoln High School in Brooklyn, the first All-American and Preseason Rookie of the Year in South Orange since the late Eddie Griffin in 2000.