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Sunday / February 18.
  • Gonzalez Gets Creative With Recruiting

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    Seton Hall coach Bobby Gonzalez believes in the transformative power of transfers.

    During Gonzalez’s tenure at Manhattan College, Luis Flores, a transfer from Rutgers, became the all-time leading scorer in school history, led the Jaspers to two NCAA tournament appearances, including one in which they upset No. 5 seed Florida, and Flores was ultimately drafted by the Houston Rockets.

    Because of that experience, Gonzalez is once again going the transfer route in the ultra-competitive Big East.

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    And check out Brendon DesRochers’ column on how the NCAA transfer rule creates ambiguity.

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.

    • Great article Adam. I’m very confident that Lawrence will be great addition to the program. I hope Pope is telling the truth when he says he has straightened himself out so that he can be a great addition himself. If we could get a committment from Karrom Johnson then I would have to think that would be one of the top incoming classes in the conference for 2009 (pending Lawrence’s and Pope’s hardship waiver applications, of course).

    • Karron Johnson is very high on SHU; he told me as much at the Boost Mobile event. I know there are some academic concerns there. Seton Hall wants to make sure it’s not Michael Glover II, otherwise they probably would’ve taken his commitment already. I’ve seen some compare Johnson to Michael Beasley, so you know the kid is talented.

    • Adam,

      Once again great article. Not knowing the exact situations that each player, Keon Lawrence and Herb Pope, had gone through (and are still going through) recently helps one put a prospective on things.

      As a SHU alum, I would definitely want to see both Lawrence and Pope on the basketball team, they would be impact players. More so as a SHU alum, I would hope that both players benefit from former SHU players being able to give them a better grasp on life after basketball and life outside of basketball. Jerry Walker was a contemporary of mine and was a very good player for SHU, but I think he became an even better person after basketball was over and he got his SHU education.

      Again … Great article. Looking forward to much more.