Thursday, September 19, 2013

Top-ranked shooting guard Isaiah Whitehead picks Seton Hall over St. John’s, Pitt and Indiana

Isaiah Whitehead has decided to play in the Big East but it won't be for St. John's.

The Lincoln High School (Brooklyn) star announced Thursday afternoon that he will attend Seton Hall University. Coincidentally, the announcement just happened to come on Talk Like a Pirate Day.

On Tuesday, Whitehead revealed that he had narrowed his list of potential schools to five: St. John’s, Seton Hall, Pittsburgh, Minnesota and Indiana. He visited the St. John’s Queens campus on Wednesday. 

Seton Hall and St. John's had been running neck-and-neck for the prized recruit. But the senior surprised everyone by picking the smaller South Orange, New Jersey school over the other high-profile basketball programs.

The top-ranked shooting guard in the country according to ESPN and a top-15 player in both Scout’s and Rivals’ rankings, Whitehead averaged 21.1 points, 8.5 rebounds and 5.3 assists for the Railsplitters as a junior. Lincoln won the New York PSAL ‘AA’ championship with the 6-4 guard leading the way last season.

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