With the graduation of leading scorer Myles Powell, the Seton Hall Pirates entered this offseason with one primary need: Find an impact player on the transfer market.
Kevin Willard and the Pirates checked that box nearly immediately, as Harvard graduate transfer Bryce Aiken announced Thursday that he would be joining the Pirates for the 2020-21 season.
It was always meant to be!!! pic.twitter.com/hxT4fYqdjn— Bryce Aiken (@BryceAiken) April 9, 2020
Aiken, who is from Randolph NJ, was recruited in high school by Willard and the Pirates before he chose the Crimson. Aiken’s time at Harvard was productive, as he took home the Ivy League Rookie of the Year in his freshman season, was named to the 2018-19 All-Ivy First Team, and guided the Crimson to two NIT appearances.
Aiken averaged 22.2 points per game in his junior season and was poised for a big senior season before a foot injury cost him most of his 2019-20 campaign.
Seton Hall’s attention now turns to another local transfer, as Ohio State’s Luther Muhammad recently announced the Pirates were in his top 8. Like Aiken, Muhammad is a strong scorer and played high school basketball near Seton Hall, hailing from Jersey City.