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Seton Hall announced the signing of Sean Grennan (Sea Girt, N.J.), Kevin Johnson (Woodland Hills, Calif.) and Brandon Mobley (Savannah, Ga.) for their 2011-12 recruiting class.
“I’m very pleased with the addition of these three talented players,” head coach Kevin Willard said. “Brandon and Kevin will really help us inside and Sean solidifies our guard position. We targeted guys who could come in and help us right away. I’m really excited with the potential that all six of our newcomers will bring to this roster next year.”
Regarded as an excellent passer and accurate shooter, Grennan was named to New Jersey’s All-Ocean County team three straight years. A 6-foot-2 guard, he averaged 19 points, five assists and four rebounds per game as a senior at Monsignor Donovan High School. A strong three-point shooter, Grennan tallied over 1,400 career points in his career as a four-year starter.
A true center with a huge frame, Johnson was one of the most highly sought-after post players in the country this year. The 6-foot-9, 240-pound Woodland Hills, California native averaged a double-double as a senior while guiding William Howard Taft High School to a 29-3 record. A physically imposing player, Johnson is regarded as a player who knows how to establish position in the post with good hands and touch around the rim.
A 6-foot-9 forward, Mobley (pictured) is described as an inside-outside big man with deep range, good athleticism and quickness. He averaged 20 points, eight rebounds and three blocks per game in his lone year at St. John’s Northwestern Military Academy in Wisconsin. As a high school senior in Savannah, Mobley was named First Team All-State, All-Region and Region Most Valuable Player while leading Grove High School to a 28-2 record. A proficient scorer who can play both forward positions, he averaged a double-double at Grove.
The three new signees will join fellow incoming freshmen Aaron Cosby (Louisville, Ky.), Haralds Karlis (Riga, Latvia) and Freddie Wilson (New Haven, Conn.) as members of Willard’s second recruiting class. All will suit up for Seton Hall this fall.
Isaiah Hill, a 6-11 center from God’s Academy in Texas, has verbally committed but may have to attend prep school.
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.