Last night, the Red Storm took on the Maryville Saints at Carnesecca Arena for an exhibition game. While they may have won 71-57, it was a slow start against a Division II opponent for a team that heads into the season with plenty of promise. Here are some takeaways from last night win.
Weight: 170 pounds
Position: Point Guard
High School: Hudson Catholic (N.J.)
Ranking: Five-star recruit (247 Sports)
It almost seems unfair that the Villanova Wildcats continue to replace talent with even more talent. Sure, Mikal Bridges, Jalen Brunson, and possibly Donte DiVincenzo are leaving. Yet, Villanova still has one of the strongest recruiting classes headlined by star point guard Jahvon Quinerly.
The Seton Hall Pirates had its ups and downs, from beating Louisville, to losing to rival Rutgers. You never knew exactly what you were going to get. But one thing that was consistently relevant in every Pirates game was passion, spearheaded by our four seniors who gave it all for the Pirates.
Weight: 230 pounds
Position: Small Forward
High School: Don Bosco Prep (N.J.)
Ranking: Three-Star recruit (247 Sports)
Marcellus Earlington was originally projected to play football. Standing at 6’5 and weighing 230 pounds, the defensive end from Don Bosco Prep had offers from big-time football programs like Georgia, Penn State, Rutgers, Virginia Tech, and Pittsburgh, with a total of 16 offers. He also played basketball as a small forward.
Thursday’s afternoon session of the Big East Tournament at Madison Square Garden kicked off with top seeded Xavier and the hometown favorite, St. John’s. The second game of the afternoon featured a tightly contested matchup between Creighton and Providence.
We are hours away from the Big East Tournament kicking off at Madison Square Garden in the heart of New York City. For those of you that haven’t been paying attention, the Big East teams have been beating the life out of each other over the last month, and now it all comes down to a four-day tournament to see if anyone can steal the title or a bid to the Big Dance.
Tomorrow night, the Big East Tournament will be underway with two great games to kick off the action at the world’s most famous arena, and the nor’easter won’t be the only storm in town. I’ll be here all week, folks.