New York Small Forward Mike Nzei Commits to Seton Hall


Mike Nzei, a class of 2014 small forward out of New York State, has elected to play his college ball for Seton Hall, effectively ending his recruitment. Nzei, 6'8" 220 lbs., is rated a three star pospect by 247sports, ESPN, and Scout. He received offers from Iona, Iowa, and Old Dominion. 


It's extremely late in the class of 2014 recruiting process, but Seton Hall head coach Kevin Willard was able to add one of the most coveted guys left on the board in Mike Nzei. The young small forward's best quality on the court is his athleticism. He runs the floor exceptionally well and finishes strong in transition. His bounce allows him to get rebounds and tip ins over bigger players, and that's a huge part of his game. He's still a raw, developing shooter, but he can already stroke it from mid-range with a fair amount of consistency. To add value and make himself more of a threat, he will need to continue to work on his shooting and expanding the range on his jumper. Although Nzei is best when he receives the ball around the rim, he's not much of a post player, and he also lacks the size to bang down low. One thing coach Willard will have to do is find matchups for Nzei where he can thrive. That might prove to be a difficult task given that he is a tweener. However, he's still a good get for the Pirates. He joins an incoming group that is chock-full of top-level talent, and if nothing else, he will add depth and could be a good high-energy guy off the bench. 

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Jon Rothstein