2016-17 Stats: 17.1 Ppg, 3.1 Rpg, 2.9 Apg
Why they are here
Khadeen Carrington is your typical hard-nosed, New York City tough player. He has the ability to take over a game, finish through contact at the rim with the best of them, and plays with a swagger that gives Seton Hall a boost any time he’s on the floor. A 1,000 point scorer, Carrington’s jumpshot has notably improved since he arrived in South Orange three years ago, making him an elite scorer in the Big East.
Role on this year’s team
In 2016, Seton Hall head coach Kevin Willard and assistant Shaheen Holloway tried to turn Carrington into a point guard, but the experiment failed. Madison Jones was brought in as a graduate transfer to hold down the point guard spot, allowing Carrington to play off the ball in his natural position as a shooting guard.
Now that Jones is gone, Carrington will be pressed into point guard duty and his ability to adapt to the point guard role could potentially make or break Seton Hall’s season. Carrington will have to improve as a distributor in order to keep the offense flowing, or else things will become stagnant like they would a year ago when Jones was not on the floor.
College Season/ NBA Prospects
Carrington’s ability to become a point guard could be the deciding factor when it comes to his draft stock. He wouldn’t be the first Seton Hall player to see his stock soar after moving over to the point guard spot, as currently Brooklyn Nets guard Isaiah Whitehead made a similar transition to point guard after his freshman year.
At 6’4 Carrington would be an undersized two-guard and it looks like his ability to become more of a contributor will make or break his draft stock. Unlike Whitehead, Carrington is making the transition to point guard going into his senior year, so he’ll have to get it together fast if he wants to show NBA scouts that he can run an offense.