Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Seton Hall head officially announced that Gene Teague of Vineland, N.J., has transferred and will suit up for the 2012-13 season.
The 6-foot-9, 290-pound Teague comes to Seton Hall following two seasons at Southern Illinois University where he averaged 7.1 points and 4.9 rebounds per game in 48 contests.
“I’m really excited to welcome Gene to the Seton Hall family,” Pirates coach Kevin Willard said. “His size and post skills will certainly bolster our frontcourt next year and his presence at practice will only make our young big men better this year.”
This past season, Teague averaged 8.6 points and 5.3 rebounds while shooting 60.6 percent from the floor. He was averaging 11.1 points and 7.6 boards before spraining his ankle in December. He also missed three games in February for disciplinary reasons.
He chose Seton Hall over interest from Clemson, Nebraska, Oklahoma State and Penn State, per Gannett.
“He has live feet and real big hands,” his father, Nate Teague, told Gannett. “He catches everything thrown to him. He brings a presence to where he commands a double team. His weakness, where he can develop, is just being more patient with his game.”
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.
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