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Monday / September 23.
  • Myles Powell to return to Seton Hall for senior season

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    By ADAM ZAGORIA

    Seton Hall fans got a major dose of good news Wednesday evening when Myles Powell announced he would return for his senior season.

    “Guess who’s back,” he Tweeted.

    The 6-foot-2 Powell had multiple NBA workouts and also excelled at the NBA G League Elite Camp but never got a guarantee from an NBA team. NBA scouts want to see Powell with the ball in his hands so it will be interesting to see how much coach Kevin Willard lets him play the point with the return of both Quincy McKnight and Anthony Nelson.

    “It’s been amazing just being around all the NBA guys, playing my game and showing everybody what I can do,” the Trenton, N.J. said at the G League Combine after putting up 23 points on 8-of-14 shooting and 5-of-10 from deep as his team improved to 2-0.

    “The guy makes a lot of shots,” one NBA scout in attendance said.

    With his return, Seton Hall could be a top-15 type team and a potential Sweet 16 or better team in the NCAA Tournament. They will get a great test against potential preseason No. 1 Michigan State in the Gavitt Games.

    Powell also figures to battle with Marquette’s Markus Howard for Big East Player of the Year honors. Howard is the reigning league Player of the Year.

    Powell averaged 23.1 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.9 assists last year at Seton Hall en route to winning the Haggerty Award. He then took advantage of the new NBA rules to test the waters with an agent.

    “There’s a lot that goes into this, you gotta make sure you’re going to get a roster spot, you’re going to get signed,” Willard said in Chicago. “It’s more than just someone liking you. You gotta be guaranteed a roster spot. You’re not going to leave college to go play in the G League.”

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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.