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Seton Hall junior shooting guard Jeremy Hazell could miss up to a week after sustaining a deep cut on his right [shooting] hand during the Pirates’ 59-50 win Wednesday at St. John’s.
“The doctor said he would be out about a week,” a source with direct knowledge said.
The Pirates play at West Virginia Saturday before hosting Rutgers Tuesday.
Hazell reportedly received eight stitches Wednesday night and is scheduled to visit the doctor again on Friday.
“He’s going to see him tomorrow [Friday] morning. Then we will know more,” the source said.
The second-leading scorer in the Big East at 22.4 points per game, Hazell left at the 8:21 mark of the first half and did not return.
Senior guard Eugene Harvey also did not play in the game because of a bone bruise on his right wrist.
Having secured a verbal commitment from 6-8 power forward Eugene McCrory, the Pirates are in the market for one or two other power forwards and centers. Seton Hall is also involved with 6-9 senior Moses Abraham of Temple Hills (Md.) Progressive Christian; 6-8 senior Jonathan Graham of Baltimore Calvert Hall; 6-10 Maurice Walker of Brewster (N.H.) Academy, the No. 12 center in the Class of 2010; and 6-8 Jamir Hanner of Newark (N.J.) Nia Prep.
The Pirates are also involved with Manhattan Rice senior forward Kadeem Jack. Arizona assistant Book Richardson was in New York on Thursday to watch Jack at practice.
Jack said Georgetown, Kentucky and Louisville “are my new schools.”
Arizona is also pursuing Oak Hill senior guard Doron Lamb and Lake Baltimore (Md.) senior guard Josh Selby.
Lamb is down to Arizona, UConn, West Virginia, Kansas and Kentucky, while Selby is mulling Arizona, UConn, Kansas and Kentucky.
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