Despite the departure of international guys like Tom Maayan, Patrik Auda, and Aaron Geramipoor since the start of last season, the influx of foreign flavor like Angel Delgado (Dominican Republic), Chier Ajou (South Sudan), and Mike Nzei (Nigeria) is alive and well.
This may look to continue in future recruiting classes after Seton Hall extended an offer to Class of 2017 Sudanese-Australian prospect Daniel Mading yesterday. A sophomore at The Rock School in Florida and a member of Team Belief (AAU) out of the DMV area, Mading is a native of Sudan before his family fled to Australia in 2002 when he was a young child. His move to the states was perpetuated by the Beyond Belief Program, founded by Mading's uncle, which is a non-profit organization created to help student disadvantaged student-athletes achieve their goals. Essentially a native of Perth, Australia too, Daniel may look to play for their national team in the future.
As for his recruiting, Mading holds offers from a handful of high-majors like LSU, Arizona State, Kansas State, Texas Tech, and most recently USC and Seton Hall last night. For a detailed scouting report from September, check out this Scout.com analysis.
You can bet that Kevin Willard and his staff will try to sell Mading on the fact that Chier Ajou, while from South Sudan, came from a very similar background. Seton Hall also has a recent history of graduating international players, specifically from the Canarias Basketball Academy (Esp.) as well as a distant past of producing one of the most famous Australian players of all time, Andrew Gaze, who still dons Seton Hall gear to this day.