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Friday, May 09, 2008


Another player signing a delayed Letter of Intent happened yesterday as Melvyn Oliver Finally Signs LOI (zagsblog) with Seton Hall after a few delays. The Pirates were recently publicly reprimanded by the NCAA for an APR score that resulted in a scholarship penalty.

The delay in Oliver’s LOI could have been additional due diligence by the University into the player who has attended a few high schools, including a newly formed prep school, Mississippi Elite Christian Academy, to insure all the academics were in order. Or, maybe it was just lost in the mail…

Oliver is a BIG body at 6'11 and 340 lbs, so losing weight and reshaping his body will be first priority upon arriving on campus.

2008-2009 Projected Roster

Seniors: Paul Gause (G), Austin Okosun (C)
Juniors: Eugene Harvey (PG), John Garcia (C)
Sophomores: Jeremy Hazell (G/F), Brandon Walters (BF/C), Mike Davis (PF/C), Robert Mitchell (G/F)
Freshmen: Jordan Theodore (PG), Melvyn Oliver (C)

Seton Hall was also involved in the recruitment of Chris Turner and the Pirates Sign the 6’5 Guard (The daily Reflector). However, it was the Pirates of East Carolina who get the signature of Turner on a letter of intent. Again, with Turner, several bigger schools were interested, but questions on his academics as he has been to a few different high schools and prep schools the last couple years clouded the picture.

The Pirates are holding a scholarship open for Mike Glover, who was not cleared by the NCAA Clearinghouse last season to be eligible for athletic competition. Seton Hall continues to try to get Glover through the clearinghouse to be part of next year's team. Two additional scholarships are open and Florida transfer Jonathan Mitchell, originally out of Mount Vernon (NY) is a possibility. The final scholarship could go to another wing player or a big man if one of quality is still available late in the recruiting period.


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