Syracuse University’s Point Guard Kadary Richmond Makes Transfer to Seton Hall

At the end of last week, men’s basketball head Coach Kevin Willard, announced on Friday Kadary Richmond is transferring to Seton Hall from Syracuse University following a grant-in-aid offer.

“What made me pick Seton Hall is we developed a relationship while I was in high school and although I didn’t go there out of high school there was never (any) love lost,” Richmond told

Richmond is a skilled point guard from Brooklyn who appeared in all 28 games for Syracuse in the 2020-21 season as a true freshman. He averaged 6.3 points, 3.1 assists and 1.6 steals per game. Richmond ranked 13th in the nation in steal percentage, according to KenPom, recording a steal in 4.52 percent of Syracuse’s possessions while he was on the court.

“We are excited about adding Kadary to our Seton Hall Family,” Willard said. “He is a great talent with infinite potential and brings a different dimension to the lead guard spot. He has great size and length, can score in multiple ways and makes plays happen for his teammates. He is a competitor and a proven winner and leader going back to his PSAL city championship days at South Shore High School. We’re excited to welcome another Brooklyn guard into the program, continuing our lineage of bringing in New York City’s finest.”

Richmond was a star in New York City during his high school career, helping South Shore High School win back-to-back PSAL Championships in 2018 and 2019. He was named the MVP of the 2019 PSAL Tournament after posting 23 points and eight rebounds in the title game win over Jefferson, and he ended up being named the 2019 New York City Public School Player of the Year.

Richmond is following in the footsteps of two recent Seton Hall star guards that also called Brooklyn home. Lincoln High School star Isaiah Whitehead helped the Pirates win the 2016 BIG EAST Tournament championship and was a unanimous first-team selection before going on to being selected in the NBA Draft. Khadeen Carrington also helped The Hall win the 2016 BIG EAST Tournament, led the Pirates to an NCAA Tournament win in 2018 and ranks in the school’s all-time top 10 in scoring with 1,846 points.

Richmond is joining the persistent BIG EAST contending Pirates, who are coming off their sixth straight top-four finish in the league that includes winning the 2016 conference tournament championship and 2020 regular season title. Together with Richmond, the Pirates have signed graduate transfer guard Jamir Harris and graduate transfer forward Alexis Yetna and are bringing in a top-25 rated freshman recruiting class that will help Seton Hall compete for another conference championship and NCAA Tournament endeavor.