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Myles Cale won’t get to Seton Hall until next year, but after signing his National Letter of Intent on Wednesday he can’t wait to get started.
“I’ve been looking forward ever since I really committed to just getting [the signing] out of the way and getting on campus and working out and playing at the Prudential Center as soon as possible,” Cale said Tuesday by phone.
He is Seton Hall’s lone signee in the Class of 2017, although the staff is recruiting several point guards (Trevon Duval, Nojel Eastern) as well as prioritizing big men like Bourama Sidibe of St. Benedict’s Prep.
“I love the coaching staff and the style of play fits me,” Brown explained. “One guy that has done an amazing job of recruiting me is coach [Tony] Stubblefield. He’s always been there with me. They’ve been there for a really long time. I like coach [Dana] Altman as a coach. Their defensive is amazing and the way they run it.”
Brown had taken official visits to Ohio State (Sept. 2), Alabama (Sept. 9), Oregon (Sept. 23), Kansas (Sept. 30), and Georgetown (Oct. 5). He is also considered Arizona, UNLV, and California.
Ranked the No. 3 small forward in the Class of 2017 by 247Sports.com, Brown joins point guard Victor Bailey and power forward Abu Kigab in Oregon’s 2017 class. Kigab plans to sign Wednesday.
Stephenson, a one-and-done out of Cincinnati who is New York State’s all-time leading scorer, suffered a groin injury and will undergo surgery on Tuesday in Philadelphia, agent Mark Bartelstein told ZAGSBLOG.