Seton Hall basketball is known to have a lot of their star players play overseas and immediately be impactful contributors. The 2014 Seton Hall recruiting class was the best in program history and a prime example of this. Fan favorites and program changing players such as Isaiah Whitehead and Angel Delgado are both having a very successful career overseas after short stints in the NBA as well as their other stars Desi Rodriguez and Khadeen Carrington.
Whitehead, who was a 5-star recruit coming out of High School and led Seton Hall to a Big East championship, left school early to pursue his NBA dreams. After being drafted by the Brooklyn Nets in the 2nd round, he ended up only having a short stint with the Nets, where he had his fair share of highlight plays, but ultimately ended up going overseas. Currently, he plays for Mornar Bar of the Montenegrin Basketball League and the ABA League. He starts for them and is averaging 10.8 points, 3.7 assists and 2.2 rebounds per game in league play. He is performing even better in the Eurocup, as he is averaging 14.4 points, 3.1 assists and 2.9 rebounds. Early in this current season, he hit a shot which would end up being the game winning shot.
🚨 GAME WINNER ALERT! 🚨
— ABA Liga (@ABA_League) December 5, 2020
As many Seton Hall fans are sure to be pleased about, he continues to utilize his patented spin move to leave defenses in the dust.
— ABA Liga (@ABA_League) November 14, 2020
Mornar Bar is currently 14-4 in league play and are expected to compete for a championship. Although they are thriving in league play, they currently find themselves at 6-8 in the Eurocup even with Whitehead leading the way on offense.
Delgado, who was also a 5-star recruit out of High School, has an overfilled trophy case at home for all he did at Seton Hall. Big East Rookie of the Year, Haggerty Award, 2x AP All-American Honorable Mention and the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award are just a short list of the prolific accolades he collected during his college career. After college, he went on to be undrafted in the NBA draft but made a name for himself in the G League by winning NBA G League Rookie of the Year and First-team All-NBA G League. He currently owns the record for most rebounds in an NBA G-League game.
He has bounced around Europe after his G League stint and currently plays in Spain for Movistar Estudiantes. He is averaging 5.2 points, 5.7 rebounds and 0.5 blocks per game. But recently Delgado has become to increase these numbers as he becomes more inclined to the speed of the game in Europe.
Crecimiento constante de @AngelDelgado, quien hay que recordar que apenas lleva 30 partidos en Europa…
— Víctor Belinchón (@VicBelinchon) February 16, 2021
Estudiantes is struggling while playing in Liga ACB with powerhouses such as Real Madrid and Barcelona. Currently they have a record of 5-14 which puts them very close to the bottom of the league.
After his Seton Hall career, like Delgado, Rodriguez went undrafted and found himself on the same G League team as Delgado, the Agua Caliente Clippers. Averaging around 10 points a game in the G League, he was quite productive.
Even though that was a case he currently plays for Riesen Ludwigsburg in Germany. Ludwigsburg is currently at the top of the Basketball Bundesliga with a 17-1 record. Rodriguez just recently found his way into the starting lineup playing a small ball 5 and is averaging 7.5 points, 2.9 rebounds and 0.8 steals per game. These numbers are sure to improve after becoming a starter.
Carrington ran the offense of the 2017-18 team and almost helped them pull off the upset over Kansas. He began his career bouncing around overseas before 2019 where he played for Riesen Ludwigsburg in Germany, the same team Rodriguez is currently on. He was incredible in Germany, averaging 17.2 points, 3.3 assists and 4.0 rebounds per game on 42% shooting from the three-point line.
— Swish Cultures (@swishcultures_) September 15, 2020
Going into this season, he signed a two-year deal with TD Systems Baskonia in Spain and played in their preseason. But because of an issue with his passport, he was released before the season started. Khadeen ended up signing with AS Monaco in France for this season. Unfortunately, he tore his ACL a couple of weeks ago and is out for at least 6 months. Before the injury, he was averaging 10.0 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.7 assists in only 3 games though.