Monmouth’s perimeter rotation, which was already going to be deep in 2015-16, will have another player to call upon as they look to be a factor in the MAAC race.
6-foot-5 guard Micah Seaborn, who sat out last season as a non-qualifier, is expected to be eligible to compete for the Hawks this upcoming season. According to Josh Newman of the Asbury Park Press, Seaborn needed to complete 24 credits in order to be declared eligible to play with the guard stating on Twitter Saturday that he’ll be able to suit up for King Rice’s team.
Seaborn completed his high school career at Prime Prep in Dallas, Texas, and he’s one of two guards the Hawks will add who sat out last season. The other is Je’lon Hornbeak, who played two seasons at Oklahoma before transferring to Monmouth in 2014.
Hornbeak was able to join his teammates on a trip to China this spring, something Seaborn missed out on due to his need to shore things up academically. Adding these two to a perimeter rotation that will be led by veterans Justin Robinson and Deon Jones, the Hawks’ top two scorers from a season ago, gives Monmouth a nice boost.
The question for the Hawks as they look to compete with likes of Iona, Manhattan and Siena in what should be an entertaining MAAC race, will be whether or not the front court can make its mark. With Brice Kofane, the team’s leading rebounder last season, out of eligibility they’ll need more production from centers Zac Tillman (4.0 ppg, 2.0 rpg) and Chris Brady (4.0, 3.0).