2022 Record: 17-16 (10-10)

Head Coach: Shaheen Holloway (Career Record 81-73) (Record at SHU 17-16)

Projected Lineup:

PG: Kadary Richmond (10.1 Pts, 5.2 Reb, 4.1 Ast)

SG: Al-Amir Dawes (12.6 Pts, 2.6 Reb, 1.7 Ast)

SF: Dylan Addae-Wusu (St. John’s 9.3 Pts, 4.4 Reb, 2.4 Ast)

PF: Dre Davis (9.6 Pts, 3.3 Reb, 0.7 Ast)

C: Jaden Bediako (Santa Clara 6.0 Pts, 4.9 Reb, 1.1 Ast)

6: C Elijah Hutchins-Everett (Austin Peay 11.5 Pts, 5.5 Reb, 0.9 Ast)

7: SF Isaiah Coleman

8: SG Jaquan Sanders (2.3 Pts, 1.1 Reb, 0.4 Ast)

9: PF Sadraque NgaNga (Boise State 2.0 Pts, 1.5 Reb, 0.3 Ast)

10: PG JaQuan Harris (RS)

11: PF David Tubek

One of the bright spots for Seton Hall this offseason was returning the guard duo of Al-Amir Dawes and Kadary Richmond. Dawes is going into his 5th overall season and also spent 3 seasons with Clemson. He is one of the best perimeter shooters that the Pirates have this season and they are going to rely on him a lot in that regard. The majority of the shots he takes are threes, but he’s capable of scoring on all levels. Kadary Richmond is a pure point guard. Averaging over 4 assists per game, he gives the Pirates a change of pace and gets his teammates involved often. Richmond doesn’t take many threes (he only shot 1 per game last year), but he makes them at a high level when taken.

The other returners for the Pirates are SF/PF Dre Davis and SG Jaquan Sanders. Davis is a very efficient offensive player who shot over 50% from the floor and over 40% from 3. He is a player that is poised for a breakout season in a larger role this year. Jaquan Sanders was only a freshman this past season, but contributed some solid minutes last year. He plays hard on both sides of the ball like many of Shaheen Holloway players do. He is another player that could potentially show huge signs of growth going into his sophomore season. JaQuan Harris redshirted last season for the Pirates. He is a former 3 star recruit that is likely to crack the rotation this season as a backup PG.

Additional transfers new to the Pirates team this season are Dylan Addae-Wusu from St. John’s and Sadraque NgaNga from Boise State. Addae-Wusu is already familiar with the conference coming from St. John’s. He is really good on the defensive end and also a capable scorer. He is expected to start at the SF position for the Pirates this upcoming season. NgaNga is more of a project player. He was a freshman this past season and saw limited action in his first season as a Bronco. He is a former 3 star recruit and it’s likely that Coach Holloway is buying in on his possible upside.

Seton Hall also added a center duo via the portal in Austin Peay transfer Elijah Hutchins-Everett and Santa Clara transfer Jaden Bediako. Both are expected to compete for the starting big man spot. Bediako is entering his 5th year in college after spending 4 seasons with Santa Clara. He really excels on the defensive end and also has great touch around the rim. Elijah Hutchins-Everett spent 2 seasons at Austin Peay where he did very well averaging double figures with the Governors. He was formerly committed to Penn State and was a highly touted recruit. It will be interesting to see how he adjusts to the increase in level of play. The Pirates also got 2 players in the 2023 class to flip their commitments. 4 star SG Isaiah Coleman previously committed to College of Charleston flipped to Seton Hall. Also, the Pirates secured a signing from former Memphis commit 3 star big man David Tubek.

Seton Hall is expected to be toward the bottom of the league next season. They are projected to finish between 7th-9th in most of the preseason predictions. Realistic expectations would be to finish 7th in the league and compete for an NIT spot. Shaheen Holloway is still building the team up. It’s early in his tenure, but he should have the Pirates competing in the Top 5 of the league within a couple seasons.