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What Quincy McKnight brings to Seton Hall

The Pirates add a Sacred Heart transfer to bolster the roster for next few seasons.

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Seton Hall added shooting guard Quincy McKnight to the fold on Friday as the former Sacred Heart scorer decided to transfer to South Orange.

McKnight will sit out next season, but does have two years of eligibility left making him a “sit 1, play 2” player.

Last season, McKnight had a big year for the Pioneers averaging 18.9 points, 4.9 rebounds and 3.0 assists. He was named first team All-Conference in the NEC and was one of the best the Northeast had to offer so what one SHU loses, the other SHU gains.

The newest Pirate was not highly touted coming out of college. McKnight was a two star recruit coming out of high school and after proving himself in a mid-major conference, the prolific scorer wants a chance to play in power conference.

As McKnight goes from one SHU to another, it seems that this move is in anticipation of Khadeen Carrington’s graduation after this upcoming season. The Pirates will need someone to take over the scoring load after Carrington leaves and McKnight looks to be a solid option.

McKnight is a solid ball handler and scores many of his shots in the paint. As a sophomore, his field goal percentage was 42.9 percent while his three point shooting was just 32.1 percent. Much of his damage is done inside the paint whether it is scoring or setting up his teammates.

When the senior class of Carrington, Angel Delgado, Desi Rodriguez and Ishmael Sanogo graduate, the Pirates will still have a solid core.

McKnight joins Myles Powell, Myles Cale, Jordan Walker, Sando Mamukelashvili and Mike Nzei, who will be a senior, on a team that will still have loads of talent on the roster.

Coach Kevin Willard and his staff know they have to start looking to the future at some point and this move to bring in McKnight helps keep the Pirates relevant for a while even after this season.