Seton Hall ended the 2019 season with shocking wins and exciting suspense driven games that kept all the Pirate fans watching every minute. At the heart of the team were star players Myles Powell and Myles Cale who propelled the team to a win over Villanova, Kentucky, and Rutgers. Leading the Pirates towards those victories was Head Coach Kevin Willard who has been with the Seton Hall team for nine seasons going on a decade this upcoming year.
The three have been recognized for their incredible talents by the Pan Am Games to represent the 14 player USA basketball team. The selection of players was pulled from student-athletes strictly from the BIG EAST Conference. The men’s basketball portion of the Pan Am Games takes place July 31-Aug. 4 at Eduardo Dibos Coliseum with the first game coming against the Virgin Islands.
These players all bring a lot of skill to the table. Kevin Willard just recently passed on an intriguing offer from Virginia Tech. He has also lead the Pirates to 2016 BIG EAST Championship, four straight NCAA Tournament appearances and 20-win seasons, and Team cumulative GPA are currently over 3.0.
Myles Cale ended the season playing all 34 games and accumulated a .411 shooting average and 140 rebounds. The now junior will be back to the prudential center in November where he will be ready for Pirate wins.
Myles Powell has been the target for popular sports media this year with his impressive 3pt shooting average of .360 in his career shooting 748 shots. With his immediate success, Powell joined the NBA Draft to see what opportunities could be out there for him. After a tweet saying “So blessed & thankful to be where I’m at in life on & off the court !!!! Going back to finish what I started & most importantly be the first one in my family to have a college degree. LET’S GO WIN A NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP”. The first game is set to be played against Michigan State at the Prudential Center on November 14, 2019.
2019 Pan American Games Roster*
No. Name School Yr. Pos. Ht. Wt. Hometown
Ty-Shon Alexander Creighton Jr. G 6-4 195 Charlotte, N.C.
Myles Cale Seton Hall Jr. G-F 6-6 210 Middletown, Del.
Alpha Diallo Providence Sr. G 6-7 213 New York, N.Y.
David Duke Providence So. G 6-5 198 Providence, R.I.
Collin Gillespie Villanova Jr. G 6-3 190 Huntingdon Valley, Pa.
Geoffrey Groselle Creighton — C 7-0 246 Plano, Tex.
Mustapha Heron St. John’s Sr. G 6-5 220 Waterbury, Conn.
Greg Malinowski Georgetown — G 6-6 200 Chantilly, Va.
Sean McDermott Butler Sr. F 6-6 195 Anderson, Ind.
Luwane Pipkins Providence Gr. G 5-11 180 Chicago, Ill.
Myles Powell Seton Hall Sr. G 6-2 195 Trenton, N.J.
A.J. Reeves Providence So. G 6-6 200 Roxbury, Mass.
Jermaine Samuels Villanova Jr. F 6-5 225 Franklin, Mass.
Nate Watson Providence Jr. C 6-10 250 Portsmouth, Va.
Tyler Wideman Butler — F 6-8 240 Schererville, Ind.
Head Coach: Ed Cooley (Providence)
Assistant Coach: Kevin Willard (Seton Hall)
Assistant Coach: Mike Martin (Brown)
*All Pan American Games roster nominations are pending final approval of the U.S. Olympic Committee.