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Seton Hall watched a handful of city recruits at Nike/Under Armour Challenge

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Christ the King held a big-time event in Queens yesterday. St. John's, Seton Hall, Minnesota, Providence, Cincinnati, Temple and more Division I coaches were in attendance.

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While most people were relaxing and watching the NFL playoffs or perhaps some college hoops yesterday (there were some upsets...), a pair of coaches from Seton Hall were scouting several talented New York City recruits at Christ the King.

Tiny Morton and Shaheen Holloway were spotted at the Nike vs. Under Armour Challenge in Queens yesterday. Morton was there to see his former program, Lincoln, destroy St. Raymond 78-52 in the first game of the day.

After the opener, 2016 guard Devonte Green scored 24 for Long Island Lutheran (LuHi) in a 75-62 win over Jefferson. 2016 guard Shamorie Ponds (Jefferson) was held to 15 points and like Green, is also being recruited by Seton Hall. Only Ponds holds an offer although Green is trying to visit Seton Hall soon and spoke with Seton Hall's staff after yesterday's game. LuHi forward Rojaye Campbell was offered by Seton Hall in September, but only scored 3 points due to foul trouble.

In another high-level game at Christ the King, the hosts beat Cardozo 76-64 in the final game of the day. 2016 Christ the King guard Rawle Alkins had 9 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists while playing sick. 2016 Cardozo guard Rashond Salnave scored 14 points in the loss. Alkins is probably a long shot for Seton Hall, although winning can turn a lot of heads and they may be in his top five, while Salnave has been linked with the Pirates a bunch of times recently including a showing at their Midnight Madness. Both attended the Villanova game earlier this month.


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