8. Seton Hall Pirates
The Seton Hall Pirates have had an interesting non-conference slate in the second year of the Shaheen Holloway era. Seton Hall finished 7-4, but had their struggles along the way, losing to Rutgers, and allowing Monmouth and Northeastern to hang around much longer than they should have.
But then it all flipped on its head for the better, they went into Kansas City and took down a very tough Missouri team, and now the non-conference slate does not look so bad. They had the resurgence of Al-Amir Dawes and Dylan Addae-Wusu in that game, so now it is just a matter of which Seton Hall we get in conference play.
Are we going to get the Seton Hall that can barely move the ball in a game like Rutgers, or the team that had great play from their guards and could do anything on offense like the Missouri game? This is very much reliant on the play of Dawes and Addae-Wusu, but it also includes Kadary Richmond, a guy who has NBA talent.
Richmond is a well-rounded guard, averaging 14.3 points, 6.1 rebounds, 4.4 assists, and 1.9 steals per game. His impact is seen everywhere on the floor, and he is probably the most consistent player for the Pirates. Their potential to jump higher on these rankings depends on how their players develop over the year, Isaiah Coleman, the star freshman is a player that change the whole dynamic of this team if he continues his strong year.
Seton Hall is going to be interesting to follow, they will be competitive with just about everybody, but can they make a jump and pull off some big upsets as the season goes along?