San Francisco Dons
Another good mid-major option from the state is the Dons, who have a recent NCAA Tournament appearance on their resume and are a consistent WCC contender. They also have a good history of guard development, including past examples of Khalil Shabazz and Jamaree Bouyea.
This season, USC transfer Malik Thomas and former Dayton wing Mike Sharavjamts have been impactful newcomers, while Marcus Williams (14.3 ppg and 3.8 apg) is having an all-league campaign. Williams would be a nice replacement for him and as Santa Clara and Gonzaga players have shown in the past, players can thrive in the WCC and boost their respective pro stocks.
Seton Hall Pirates
I put the Pirates in a similar category as Providence as mid-tier Big East programs that have limited resources to consistently compete at the top. Coach Shaheen Holloway has done well with the talent he does have but with Al-Amir Dawes leaving, combined with Kadary Richmond potentially gone as well, they need to find an impact ball-handler for next season.
Seton Hall reportedly doesn’t have a ton of NIL and right now, Williams isn’t in a position to ask for much. It’s a unique opportunity for the team to try and get a quality player with all-conference potential if others are skeptical.