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Seton Hall Cleared in Washburn Case; Pirates Offer 6-8 Jamir Hanner
ROBBINSVILLE, N.J. — Executives from the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association say there is no evidence implicating Seton Hall in recruiting violations connected to Chris and Julian Washburn.
“No, we don’t have any evidence of that. We had a complaint by [former NBA player Chris] Washburn that that may have been happening but we didn’t get into it,” said Mike Herbert, attorney for the NJSIAA.
Herbert made the comments Friday afternoon after the NJSIAA banned St. Patrick from the New Jersey state tournament and handed head coach Kevin Boyle a three-game suspension for holding out-of-season workouts last October.
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**Pirates coachBobby Gonzalez later called the charges “ridiculous” after Seton hall beat DePaul, 79-71, Sunday in Newark.
**In other Seton Hall news, the Pirates have offered a scholarship to 6-8, 190-pound senior power forward Jamir Hanner, a Philly native playing for NIA Prep in Newark.
“I’m very interested in Seton Hall,” said Hanner, who also has offers from USF, Charlotte and Iowa State.
Alif Muhammad, the head of NIA Prep, added, “They need him. I’m hoping [he goes there].”
Muhammad also advises current Seton Hall guard Keon Lawrence.Follow Adam Zagoria on Twitter.
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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He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.