SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. - Seton Hall fans can get a preview of the 2015-2016 men's and women's basketball teams on Friday, October 9 at the Pirate Basketball Preview held at Nielsen Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram in East Hanover, N.J. Players and coaches will be on hand for a meet and greet from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., and fans will have photo and autograph opportunities while enjoying complementary refreshments and chances to win prizes. Admission is free and open to the public. No RSVP is necessary.
Great seats are still available for the 2015-16 campaign starting as low as $153 for men's season tickets and $45 for women's season tickets. To secure your seats, contact the Seton Hall Athletics Ticket Office at (973) 275-4255.
The men's team, coming off a season that included the Paradise Jam and Garden State Hardwood Classic championship titles and two wins over Associated Press top 15 teams, return an ultra talented sophomore class that accounted for 48 percent of the team's scoring and 58 percent of the team's rebounding. Headlined by BIG EAST Rookie of the Year Angel Delgado, BIG EAST All-Rookie and McDonald's All-American Isaiah Whitehead and two-time BIG EAST Rookie of the Week Khadeen Carrington, the Pirates have also added impact transfers Braeden Anderson and Derrick Gordon and have three talented freshmen newcomers who will look to break into the rotation.
The women's team is coming off a program-best 28 wins, the school's first-ever BIG EAST regular season championship and first NCAA Tournament appearance since 1995. The Pirates are seeking a third straight national postseason bid and return leading scorer Tabatha Richardson-Smith, who was a second-team All-BIG EAST and All-Met selection last season while averaging 17.8 points and 6.8 rebounds and leading the team in three-pointers made (94). The Hall has also gained the services of senior Aleesha Powell, who sat out last season after transferring from Iona where she was an All-MAAC guard. The team also welcomes impact graduate transfer Shakena Richardson, a New Jersey native who sported a 1.64 assist/turnover ratio at Florida State.
Nielsen Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram is the "Official Car Dealership of Seton Hall Athletics." The Pirate Basketball Preview will take place at the dealership located at 175 Route 10, East Hanover, N.J. 07936.