As for Gaston’s immediate future, Hurley believes his former star can continue to climb to new heights in college. “It wouldn’t surprise me if he’s the Newcomer of the Year in the A-10,” Hurley said. “I can see him being an all A-10 player with the same impact that Ahmad Nivins had and getting better and better the longer he plays.
“He’s going to get stronger. They can start to move him around with his versatility. He’s just a basketball player.” SETON HALL’S JACKSON DROPS 40 ON VMI It isn’t often that you see a college basketball player drops 30 points in a game. 40 points? Almost never. But Seton Hall guard Jamel Jackson scored 40 points off the bench Saturday as the Pirates beat VMI 134-107. Seton Hall is now 8-0 to start the season. Jackson, a 6-3, 202-pound JUCO transfer from Brooklyn, broke the Seton Hall single-game record by draining 12 3-pointers and going 14 for 17 from the field. The record was previously held by Shaheen Holloway. The last Seton Hall player to drop 40 was Terry Dehere, who had 41 in a 1993 game. Jackson missed the single-game NCAA mark for 3-pointers in a game by three. Oh by the way. Jeremy Hazell poured in 33 points and grabbed a career-high 12 boards to go with five assists and four steals. Herb Pope also put up 15 points and a career-high 20 boards. Remember, Seton Hall will get both guard Keon Lawrence and forward Jeff Robinson back for Saturday’s game with Temple. Lawrence was recently let off suspension after his alcohol-related car accident on the Garden State Parkway, while Robinson becomes eligible after sitting out a year after transferring from Memphis. Think many Big East teams are looking forward to playing the Pirates? (Photos courtesy Fordham & Seton Hall Athletics) Follow Adam Zagoria on Twitter.