Sacred Heart’s Quincy McKnight Transfers To Seton Hall

Quincy McKnight, Credit Sacred Heart

By Ryan Touhey,

Quincy McKnight has spent his first two years of his college basketball career supporting the letters: S, H, U. As he enters his junior season, he will continue to represent those letters but for a different school. McKnight is transferring from Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut, to Seton Hall University in Orange, New Jersey.

Not only are the schools themselves changing, but the environment surrounding McKnight’s games will be changing as well. McKnight played at Sacred Heart’s Pitt Center, which is located on the school’s campus. He will now be playing at the packed-house Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.

Seton Hall is a much bigger basketball school than Sacred Heart is and McKnight has incredible potential. He’s shown what he is capable of in his two years at Sacred Heart. McKnight, who is a sport management major, averaged 18.9 points, 4.9 rebounds, 1.6 steals and 3 assists per game for Sacred Heart last year, according to sportzedge.com. He also scored up to 25 points nine times.

It should be a great addition for the Pirates. McKnight will be under the tutelage of Kevin Willard, which may expand his abilities to greater proportions.

Seton Hall has experienced back-to-back years in which they made the NCAA Tournament and McKnight looks to continue that tradition moving forward. It’s another huge loss to Sacred Heart. Last year, the school lost Cane Broome to Cincinnati. According to sportzedge.com, Broome had a tremendous impact on the scene when he was with the Pioneers and was named the 2016 Northeast Conference (NEC) Player of the Year.

McKnight blossomed at St. Joseph High School in Trumbull, Connecticut. There, he led the school to two straight championships in ninth and 10th grade. He moved on to The Phelps School in Pennsylvania.

Because of this move, McKnight must sit out the 2017-18 season. This means that he won’t be able to play alongside Khadeen Carrington, Desi Rodriguez and Angel Delgado. The three of them are seniors and will graduate from the Hall at the end of this upcoming season.

However, McKnight will be able to play with the talents of Myles Powell, Eron Gordon and Manny Anderson. That should provide the Pirates with the backup they will need in order to fill the departing senior’s shoes. It’s great news for Kevin Willard and the Seton Hall community and McKnight should be an exciting part of it all. Seton Hall’s future seems to be shining brighter and brighter as each offseason passes along.

Although it’s for Seton Hall that they won’t see McKnight play with their core group this season, a new core group is on the rise waiting in line. And perhaps, one of or both of these groups, may lead the Seton Hall Pirates to the ultimate promise-land once and for all.

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