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Wednesday / June 3.
  • Seton Hall transfer Anthony Nelson makes the call for Manhattan

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    By ADAM ZAGORIA

    Seton Hall transfer Anthony Nelson is on the move.

    “I’ll be taking my talents to Riverdale — Manhattan College,” the New York native said.

    “The reason I decided on Manhattan College is being able to stay close to my family and the relationship with Coach [Steve] Masiello and Coach [RaShawn] Stores.

    The 6-foot-4 Nelson chose Manhattan over BYU, Long Beach State, Oregon State and Rhode Island. He will have to sit one to play two unless he obtains a waiver.

    Nelson averaged 2.7 points and 2.3 assists in 27 games as a sophomore.

    “My skill set will be the point guard,” Nelson said. “I know I can be setting my teammates up and show I can score the ball.”

    Nelson joins fellow sit-out transers Samba Diallo (UMass) and Jason Stanley (George Mason) among impact transfers who should help Manhattan in the MAAC.

    Nelson is one of three players transferring out of Seton Hall, along with Darnell Brodie (Drake) and Taurean Thompson. The Pirates added Harvard grad transfer Bryce Aiken and Missouri transfer Tray Jackson, as well as a three-man recruiting class.

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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.