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Monday / August 3.
  • Anthony Nelson to Seton Hall

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    Anthony Nelson, the 6-foot-4, 175-pound Class of 2018 point guard from the NY Lightning and South Kent (CT), committed to Seton Hall on Tuesday night.

    Nelson also considered Dayton and Minnesota.

    “I picked Seton Hall because I wanted to be close to home and I felt like it was a good situation for me,” he told ZAGSBLOG.”

    Nelson will have a chance to learn from two former point guards in head coach Kevin Willard and associate head coach Shaheen Holloway. He will enter Seton Hall after they lose senior point guard Khadeen Carrington and will compete with current freshman Jordan Walker for time at the point.

    “They keep telling me that they need a point guard to come in and make plays for everybody and they said that’s where I fit at,” Nelson said following his Seton Hall visit.

    “My role will be to come in and be a playmaker,” he added of his commitment. I think I will fit in well with everybody on the team.”

    Nelson’s coaches speak highly of him.

    “He has a great feel for the game and a high skill set,” Lightning coach Dana Dingle said. “He makes the game easier for his teammates. He has great size for a point guard and can score the ball.”

    “Anthony is very good at attacking the basket, especially off of ball screen actions,” South Kent coach Bill Barton said. “He is great in transition and he has good court vision and is very unselfish. Two years from now, with a little development, a lot of schools are going to wish they had him.”

    Nelson is Seton Hall’s second 2018 commit including Montverde (FL) Academy big man Darnell Brodie, who initially committed for 2017 before opting to do a post-graduate year.



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    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.