If you asked Seton Hall head coach Kevin Willard why his team stumbled to 3-15 in the Big East last year, the first reason he would give is injuries. Just a nose behind that, however, would be turnovers. Since on the court, a guard’s job is to handle the ball well to prevent a rash of turnovers from turning into points for the opposition, it should come as no surprise that the Pirates guard play was lacking at times.
It should also be noted that in addition to having a healthy roster with improved depth, the chief reason the fourth-year Pirates skipper is excited about this season is a better stable of guards at his disposal, with local flavor to boot.
Pundits, coaches and fans alike have all talked about the new-look Seton Hall backcourt, which returns Tom Maayan from last season but adds three New Jersey products in Texas transfer Sterling Gibbs, junior college transfer Hakeem Harris and freshman sharpshooter Jaren Sina.