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Rashed Anthony, a 6-foot-9, 220-pound power forward from Flora MacDonald Academy (N.C.), has signed scholarship papers with Seton Hall.
“I chose Seton Hall because they have a very good coaching staff and a good support system,” Anthony told SNY.tv by phone Sunday.
According to Flora MacDonald Coach Darrick Bond, Anthony is “on campus today and starts summer school [Monday]. He went on his official visit last weekend.”
Bond, who also coached Rutgers guard Jerome Seagears, said Anthony also had offers from Oklahoma, Auburn and St. Bonaventure.
Anthony averaged 18 points, 11 rebounds and 3 blocks last season on a team that went 24-10. During his junior year, Flora McDonald won the state championship.
“I’ll be a very energetic player, aggressive,” Anthony said. “They said how hard I work in the summer program will determine [how much he plays].”
“He’s a 6-9 power forward who is athletic, can rebound and is a shot-blocker,” Bond said.
“He has a developing skill set. He’s coming in to fill whatever roll Coach [Kevin] Willard and Coach [Shaheen] Holloway want him to do.
“He has a chance to be very good if he keeps working.”
After losing Kevin Johnson to transfer and Blaise Mbargorba in recruiting to Boston University, Seton Hall needed to add another big body and now they have it.
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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