Seton Hall freshman point guard Jordan Walker will remain with the program after all and will be with the team for tonight’s game against Wagner, according to a report by NJ.com.
Andrew Slater of 247Sports reported on Tuesday that Walker would be leaving the program, and Jerry Carino of Asbury Park Press reported that the reason was due to Walker not playing in Saturday’s loss to Rutgers. Walker has missed the last nine games due to a torn ligament in his thumb, but was apparently available to play on Saturday.
Walker’s last game played was a win over Monmouth back on November 12. Through two games, he has scored seven points, while totaling four assists in two rebounds.
Walker’s departure would have doomed the Pirates at the point guard position. Khadeen Carrington is still adapting to the role, and had his worst game to date at the position on Saturday, turning the ball over five times in the second half. The only other point guard on the roster is sophomore Eron Gordon, who received limited minutes last season. This season, Gordon is scoring 2.1 PPG in 10.6 MPG, but has struggled at times and is a player who typically needs playmakers around him to be successful.
Walker’s non-departure keeps the guard depth in tact, and the Pirates need as much of it as they can get given the lack of bench production as of late. The Pirates had just five points off the bench in Saturday’s loss.
The Pirates take on Wagner tonight at the Prudential Center beginning at 7 p.m.