The Pirates added another recruit to their 2017 class on Monday as Jordan Walker from The Patrick School chose Seton Hall over California as well as Oklahoma and Georgia who were interested in him too.
Walker is a 5-foot-10 and 160 pound true point guard, which the program has not had on their roster in some time. Sterling Gibbs, Isaiah Whitehead, Khadeen Carrington, Madison Jones, Jevon Thomas and others who have filled the role of point guard at times over the last few seasons, but Walker is built as a passer and quarterback of the offense.
At The Patrick School, Walker led the program to a 29-4 record and a NJSIAA title in his senior season. His ability to drive into the lane and make things happen for himself and other teammates is a skill the Pirates could use to set up some of the guards and wings like Rodriguez and Carrington in addition to having them handle the ball less so they can focus on scoring within the offense.
Many have compared him to great guards of Seton Hall’s past like Jordan Theodore and Shaheen Holloway who made huge impacts during their time in South Orange.
The quickness that Walker brings and his ability to make good decisions on offense are attributes that can help the Pirates get better on offense.
One important part that Walker brings is allowing Carrington and Rodriguez to play their natural positions. They can have a player like Walker set them up for success in a free-flowing offense as opposed to isolation ball that would break out at times last season.
Walker’s leadership and experience in big games can also provide some value to The Hall as well. He has been huge for The Patrick School in big games while averaging 11.9 points and 4.8 assists per game last season.
The other major positive is that Walker’s upside could be huge for the Pirates. He has the potential to be part of this backcourt for years to come along with fellow versatile recruit Myles Cale.
Coach Kevin Willard continues to bring in talent that could be in South Orange making a big difference for years to come. Seton Hall has found a big piece of their future in Walker.
The Pirates are still waiting for Trevon Duval to make his decision of where he going to play in college. Seton Hall also lost Rasheed Anthony who will become a graduate transfer and not join the program next season. Still some more work for the Pirates this offseason, but so far so good.