Seton Hall Basketball: 2012 Recruiting Prospectus - Small Forwards

Quenton DeCosey backs down a Melvyn Oliver look-a-like. Quenton could turn out to be a steal for just about any program who lands him. (Aaron Houston - Star Ledger)

With the backcourt complete, its now time to transition to who Seton Hall is targeting in the frontcourt. In the near future, it looks like sophomore Fuquan Edwin and freshman Haralds Karlis will share the small forward position. Additionally, don't be surprised if forwards Patrik Auda and Brandon Mobley play some "3" if Kevin Willard decides to go with a bigger lineup. 

While it looks like Edwin will be a four year starter for Seton Hall, a team can never have enough wings -- there is always room to add a few more. Here is who the staff is targeting in the Class of 2012:

Arnaud Moto (Alexandria, Virginia -- Episcopal HS, 6'6, ESPN: 94 - #53 Overall, Rivals: 3 Star - #117 Overall, Scout: 4 Star)

Arnaud Moto is described as an athletic player with a high motor. Offensively, he excels within the arc and is a natural scorer. Because of these strengths, Moto has excelled more in transition and a fast style of play. 

Arnaud is a native of Cameroon, he came to the United States via the NBA's Basketball Without Borders program. Moto has taken unofficial visits to UCLA and Maryland -- he plans to visit Virginia Tech, Wake Forest and NC State.

Moto holds offers from Seton Hall, Wake Forest, NC State, Georgia Tech, Miami (FL), Missouri and other high majors.

Moto averaged 19PPG for Episcopal HS as a junior.

Negus Webster-Chan (Scarborough, Ontario -- Huntington Prep, W. Va, 6'7, ESPN: 91 - NR, Rivals: 3 Star - #129 Overall, Scout: 4 Star)

Webster-Chan is a Louisville decommit who is hearing from USF, Seton Hall, Iowa State, Washington, Oregon, Oregon State & Texas, among others -- he plans on visiting Missouri soon.

 Negus is a solid ball handler, long and a good rebounder. He also has the ability to knock down open shots when set, although his shooting is streaky. Negus needs to add weight to match other D-I small forwards.

The staff seems to be recruiting Webster-Chan more actively than Arnaud Moto. Negus is teammates with shooting guard target Darrick Wood and point guard target Jaylhen Beckham at Huntington Prep. Negus averaged 13.4PPG as a junior for Huntington Prep. 

Sheldon Jeter (Beaver Falls, PA - Beaver Falls HS, 6'7, ESPN: 89 - NR, Rivals: N/A, Scout: 2 Star)

Sheldon Jeter is more of a transition player like Arnaud Moto. Like Webster-Chan, Jeter can also benefit from adding weight to his frame. 

Jeter holds offers from Penn State (old staff), Seton Hall, Wisconsin, Robert Morris and Duquesne. Jeter has visited Penn State and has said that he wants to wait until the AAU season is over to take more visits in the fall. 

Jeter averaged 25PPG & 10RPG for Beaver Falls as a junior.

Sheldon is the cousin of Nebraska guard Lance Jeter.

Quenton DeCosey (Metuchen, NJ - St. Joseph HS, 6'5, ESPN: 84 - NR, Rivals: N/A, Scout: N/A)

Quenton DeCosey is a local diamond in the rough whose recruitment might blow up during his senior year at St. Joseph (NJ). DeCosey is a high energy player who excels around the rim, despite his modest frame. Quenton needs to work on his outside shot and his decision making.

As a junior at St. Joseph, DeCosey averaged 23.4PPG, 11.3RPG, 3.2APG, 3SPG and 2.6BPG -- he does it all. DeCosey could very well be one of those under-the-radar recruits that Seton Hall has been targeting under Kevin Willard. 

Quenton has received interest from Rice, Seton Hall, Temple, St. John's and St. Joseph's. His lead recruiter is assistant Dan McHale.

Tiers of Importance:

1A = Good/Great get ... 1B = Solid get ... 2A = Decent get ... 2B = maybe staff sees something we don't ... 3s = Stretch -- mid-major player

1A: Arnaud Moto & Negus Webster-Chan

2A: Sheldon Jeter

2B: Quenton DeCosey

Summary:

While I haven't seen DeCosey play, I really think this kid can be a steal -- Seton Hall should offer him. It seems as though there isn't much mutual interest between the staff and Moto. Webster-Chan & Jeter are both possibilities - I haven't heard anything on the Jeter front in awhile. Webster-Chan is a more recent recruit. 

Moto is probably the best player of the group but Webster-Chan is the most realistic and just as good. DeCosey is the poor man's diamond in the rough.

The last part of this series will be posted on Monday, it will feature the centers and power forwards that Seton Hall is targeting. 

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