Seton Hall's Midnight Madness event tonight is part of FOX Sports' Big East Tip-Off Party, which airs from 9-11pm ET on FOX Sports 1. All ten Big East teams will have live shots from their respective Midnight Madness events, coach interviews, and other content featured during the 2-hour long show. Here are a few quotes from Kevin Willard and Tony Bozzella on the hot dog eating contest, courtesy of the NYDN.
In addition to the previously released details of Seton Hall's Midnight Madness, there will be a 3-point shooting contest and a 4-person dunk contest. Walk-on Travis Berry and junior college transfer Stephane "Air France" Manga are the first two known participants.
Not surprisingly, Midnight Madness will serve as a major recruiting tool for Seton Hall. So far, Class of 2014 commitments Khadeen Carrington, Isaiah Whitehead, Angel Delgado, and Ismael Sanogo are expected to be in attendance tonight. The following recruits are also planning to be in South Orange tonight:
2015 point guard Desure Buie (No. 157, Wings Academy, N.Y.)
2015 forward Luis Santos (No. 63, St. Raymond, N.Y.)
2015 forward Chris Silva (No. 64, Roselle Catholic, N.J.)
2015 forward Markis McDuffie(No. 115, St. Anthony, N.J.)
2015 guard Eli Cain (No. 197, St. Benedict's, N.J.)
2015 wing Ahmad Gilbert (N/A, Constitution, Pa.)
2015 forward Pierre Sarr (N/A, Roselle Catholic, N.J.)
2016 guard Myles Powell (N/A, Trenton Catholic, N.J.)
2016 guard Bryce Aiken (N/A, Patrick School, N.J.)
It appears that lesser-known 2015 guard Tracy Rumley (Platt, Conn.) will also be at Seton Hall tonight. I am unsure of the nature of his visit -- Rumley has not received much recruiting publicity, but he did average 15ppg as a sophomore last season.
This list will be updated as more names roll in. Rankings are taken from 247Sports.com.
Targets that are scheduled to visit other Big East schools:
2015 F Noah Dickerson (No. 34, Georgetown)
2015 G Isaiah Briscoe (No. 18, St. John's)
2015 G Donovan Mitchell (No. 102, Providence)