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Seton Hall Men’s Basketball Lands Top-100 Recruit, Myles Powell

Myles Powell (Kelly Kline/Getty Images)

Myles Powell (Kelly Kline/Getty Images)


The Seton Hall Men’s basketball team made an early splash on Saturday as they landed one of its biggest commits in recent memory. Myles Powell announced via Twitter that he has intentions to play for the Pirates beginning in the 2016-17 season.

Powell, a 4-star prospect who according to ESPN is ranked 74 in the Top-100 players in the class of 2016, is considered by many to be the best shooter in the nation in his class.

ESPN’s college basketball scouting reports call Powell, “virtually automatic when his feet are set and already owns range out to the NBA arc. He’s very adept at getting his shot off in a number of ways and is equally capable of coming off screens, pulling up from deep off the dribble or finding a spot in transition.”

Powell shows a lot of pride in New Jersey and really wants to be a part of the Seton Hall community.

“Dating back to 10th grade, Seton Hall was my first division 1 offer. Since then, they were just making me feel like family,” Powell told WSOU, Seton Hall’s official Radio. “Coach Willard, Coach Fred [Hill], Coach Sha, they’re all great people and I can see myself playing there.”

When asked about the main factor in his decision, Powell told WSOU, “The relationship they made me, words can’t describe it. The team, I’ve played with Isaiah whitehead, Desi Rodriguez and Mike [nzei] a couple years before they started at Seton Hall, with the Playaz Basketball Club for AAU,” Powell proclaimed. “I already knew a couple of the guys and watching them workout and stuff like that, I can just see myself playing there the next four years.”

The New Jersey native decided to stay home even with offers from Connecticut, Virginia Commonwealth, DePaul and Pittsburgh. Powell feels that Seton Hall is the best fit for him at this point.

“This is great because my family and friends can see me play, that means a lot” he said in a phone interview with reporters.

In 2014-15, Powell averaged 17.1 points per game at South Kent School in Connecticut and received Third Team All-State honors.

Powell had taken an unofficial visit to The Hall back on June 24 and now, just under three months later while on campus in South Orange, the Pirates and head coach Kevin Willard used their only 2016 scholarship on a player that’s well worth it.

“Coming in as a rookie, I think I want to run for Big East freshman of the year. I think in my first year that’s what I want to accomplish and make my team make the tournament. Just carry on and win and get my team to the tournament year after year.”

It’s been over a decade since the Pirates have made the NCAA tournament, but with key additions like Powell the future definitely looks bright for Willard and the Blue and White.

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