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Seton Hall’s Aaron Cosby out 4-6 weeks with knee injury

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Seton Hall, already thin at point guard with the graduation of Jordan Theodore, got more bad news Monday when news broke that sophomore Aaron Cosby would be out 4-6 weeks with a knee injury.

Cosby reportedly sprained the PCL in his right knee during practice but will be able to avoid surgery, according to Brendan Prunty of the Newark Star-Ledger.

In his freshman season, Cosby averaged 7.9 points and 1.4 assists in just under 30 minutes per game.

Seton Hall’s point guard situation seemed settled when former Texas guard Sterling Gibbs announced his intention to transfer and play for Pirates’ coach Kevin Willard, but the NCAA denied his hardship waiver and he now must sit out the 2012-13 season.

Previous option Sean Grennan transferred to Fairfield after his freshman season and unproven Connecticut native Freddie Wilson played sparingly in 2011-12.

All of that considered and in hand with Crosby’s injury, it now leaves Seton Hall with Tom Maayan, a native of Israel, or Wilson as the team’s starting point guard when it opens the season against Missouri-Kansas City on Nov. 9.

Willard begins his third season with the Pirates with a team picked to finish 14th out of 15 teams in the Big East coaches poll, released last week.

Daniel Martin is a writer and editor at JohnnyJungle.com, covering St. John’s. You can find him on Twitter:@DanielJMartin_

VIDEO: Marquette’s Henry Ellenson shows off his versatility

Marquette's Henry Ellenson is fouled by Providence's Ben Bentil as he drives to the basket during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
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I’m on record saying that I would consider Marquette freshman Henry Ellenson if I had the No. 2 pick in the NBA Draft, and while, at this point, I think that Brandon Ingram is probably going to end up going No. 2 — (Maybe No. 1???) — I still believe that Ellenson is going to be one of the best players from this draft class.

Why?

Well, just take a look at these highlights from the 26-point, 16-rebound performance he had in a win over Providence last night.

Then remember that Ellenson is 6-foot-11:

POSTERIZED: Pensacola State’s Jamal Thomas dunks through block attempt, makes coach go nuts

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A solid poster dunk went down in the junior college ranks last night as Pensacola State sophomore Jamal Thomas finished a dunk through a block attempt against Northwest Florida State.

The 6-foot-3 Thomas used his power and momentum to go through the opposing shot blocker and the play made his head coach, Pete Pena, go nuts with an over-exaggerated fist pump. The video is short, but be sure to watch for Pena’s reaction near the logo at the top right of the screen.