In need of at least one forward in their 2015 recruiting class, Seton Hall will watch Bergen Catholic's (N.J.) Pierfrancesco Oliva next week, according to Jay Gomes of NJ.com.
A native of Italy who came to the states to play for Bergen Catholic last winter, Oliva has piled up offers from Saint Joseph's, William & Mary, Fairfield, Rider, Niagara, St. Bonaventure, Marist, and Elon since playing for The City (N.Y.) on the AAU circuit this July. He has also taken an unofficial to St. Joe's within the last month.
Standing at 6-foot-8 and described as a versatile stretch power forward with above average passing ability, perhaps in the mold of Patrik Auda, Oliva averaged 13 ppg and close to 10 rpg as a junior last season. Pierfrancesco played for Italian club Virtus Siena's youth team prior to coming to America while also averaging 4.6 ppg and 2 rpg for Italy's U-18 national team at the FIBA U-18 Euro Championships last year.
Here is his mixtape from last winter:
Seton Hall's recent influx of foreign players from the Canarias Basketball Academy, specifically Auda, will likely be a selling point of Kevin Willard's. An offer from the Hall would be Oliva's first from a high-major school.