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After missing on Chris Silva, where does Seton Hall turn for a 2015 forward?

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The Roselle Catholic product's commitment to South Carolina leaves Seton Hall's staff search for answers.

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Barring Isaiah Whitehead deciding to leave for the 2015 NBA Draft, which I'm told appears less likely than a two-year stay in South Orange at this point, Seton Hall will possess a talented and seasoned four-member backcourt for the 2015-16 season. Even if Whitehead were to leave, a backcourt of Sterling Gibbs, Jaren Sina, Khadeen Carrington, and whichever guard(s) the staff bring on in the 2015 class, is ample enough for the rigors of a high-major season.

This reality indicates that guards in the 2015 recruiting class were never really a priority for Kevin Willard and his coaching staff. Landing a blue-chipper like Isaiah Briscoe, which is far-fetched at this point with Kentucky setting their sights on the Roselle Catholic (N.J.) star, would have been a CEO-like bonus. Seton Hall's recruiting track record with 2015 guards to this point shows as much, since no other top-rated backcourt targets have been relentlessly pursued outside of perhaps Minnesota-bound Dupree McBrayer, who is more of a wing anyway.

So, the staff's lack of guard commitments at this point is not that concerning. That differs sharply from their empty cupboard of high school senior post-men.

With versatile power forward Brandon Mobley set to exhaust his eligibility after this season and just 32 minutes of Division 1 experience behind him in the form of top-75 freshman Angel Delgado, redshirt freshman Rashed Anthony, Northwestern transfer Chier Ajou, and an unknown commodity in 6-foot-7 freshman Mike Nzei, an impact forward in 2015 was always a goal for the staff.

After missing out on Jesse Govan (Georgetown), Elijah Burns (Notre Dame), Luis Santos (USF), and most recently Chris Silva to South Carolina during yesterday's press conference, Seton Hall is fresh out of high school post forwards in the 2015 class that they've been linked to. Following Silva's commitment, it looks like the recent link between Seton Hall and Hutchinson C.C. (Ks.) power forward DeShawn Freeman, a junior college recruit, may be a precursor of what to expect from now until the late signing period next April.

Or perhaps like they've done in the past, the Hall's coaching staff will get creative and explore overseas kids or transfers that would be eligible immediately next fall.