Seton Hall Men’s Basketball Adds Two More to Roster
Added by Anne Chavez on July 10, 2013.
(Hakeem Harris – Connors State College)
Seton Hall released an official statement Monday announcing the addition of incoming freshman Rashed Anthony and junior college transfer Hakeem Harris to the 2013-14 roster.
Rashed Anthony, a 6-foot-8 forward from Flora Macdonald Academy in Red Springs, NC was a three-year starter for the team. “I chose Seton Hall because they have a very good coaching staff and a good support system,” Anthony told SNY.tv by phone Sunday. The two-time First Team All-Conference player averaged 18 points, 12 rebounds and three blocks as a senior. In his junior year, Anthony helped Flora Mcdonald to a 31-8 overall record and the 2012 NCISAA 1-A Championship.
According to SouthOrangeJuice.com, Rashed Anthony should be able to play immediately despite some potential issues issues:
“Rashed Anthony was cleared by the N.C.A.A. clearinghouse last week. This is relevant due to the fact that Rashed’s high school isn’t exactly being held in the best light as of last fall. Flora Macdonald had their 2011-12 1-A title taken away by the North Carolina Independent School Athletic Association in October. They were also banned from postseason play for three seasons, which included Rashed Anthony’s senior season. It is also worthy to note that Anthony was originally a member of the 2012 class before reclassifying.”
Hakeem Harris officially committed and signed with Seton Hall in late April. A four-year starter at Blair Academy (N.J.), he averaged 17 points, 8 assists and 9 rebounds per game his senior year, getting First-Team All-State Prep honors. At Connors State College in Oklahoma, Harris made 27 of 30 appearances for the Cowboys, averaging 14.1 points against conference opponents last season.
“We are very happy to have Rashed and Hakeem join our family here at Seton Hall. They will both have the opportunity to contribute to our program and give us more depth at their positions,” said Pirates’ head coach Kevin Willard.