Found September 20, 2013 on SCACC Hoops:
Pitt's basketball program lost out on another highly-touted recruit for next season - this time it was five-star shooting guard Isaiah Whitehead spurning the Panthers. Whitehead chose Seton Hall over Pitt and others on Thursday. The loss is just the latest one for head coach Jamie Dixon as he tries to land his first player for the 2014 class. Whitehead was a bit of a long shot as I alluded to on Wednesday. His favorites seemed to be Seton Hall and St. John's, and one reason why he chose the Pirates was the opportunity to be 'the man': Seton Hall pitched that Whitehead could be the face of the program going forward. “It appealed to me greatly, that’s the reason I’m going there to tell you the truth. It's not that a player can't become a star at Pitt and be a go to guy. DeJuan Blair did it along with Sam Young. Steven Adams could have done it had he stayed. Thing is, though, Dixon's teams are generally pretty well rounded and you've got to be a special special talent to be able to take over. That's not to say Whitehead couldn't do it, but it's a lot easier to do it at a less established program. Thing is, too, that with an impressive incoming recruiting class, dominating the ball might not be all that easy, either. Another thing to watch is how fellow 2014 shooting guard Khadeen Carrington feels about that. He was another Pitt target, but also chose Seton Hall. Carrington isn't the talent that Whitehead is but I'd be interested to see what he thinks hearing Whitehead talk about being the face of the program when he's a pretty respected recruit in his own right. And yeah, playing the same position makes it even more awkward. Be sure to join Cardiac Hill's Facebook page and follow us on Twitter @PittPantherBlog for our regular updates on Pitt athletics. Follow the author and manager/editor of Cardiac Hill @AnsonWhaley   This article was originally published at (an SB Nation blog). If you are interested in sharing your website's content with, Contact Us.  

Top-ranked shooting guard Isaiah Whitehead picks Seton Hall over St. John’s, Pitt and Indiana

Isaiah Whitehead has decided to play in the Big East but it won't be for St. John's. The Lincoln High School (Brooklyn) star announced Thursday afternoon that he will attend Seton Hall University. On Tuesday, Whitehead revealed that he had narrowed his list of potential schools to five: St. John’s, Seton Hall, Pittsburgh, Minnesota and Indiana. He visited the St....

Five-star guard Isaiah Whitehead picks Seton Hall

After announcing a list of five schools earlier in the week, class of 2014 Lincoln (N.Y.) guard Isaiah Whitehead ended the recruiting process in a press conference on Thursday afternoon at his high school. The five-star guard announced that he'll play for Seton Hall next season. Whitehead, the No. 17 player in the 247Composite, also considered Indiana, Minnesota, Pittsburgh...

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Isaiah Whitehead has committed to Seton Hall. Whitehead is ranked 35th in the incoming class of 2014 and is a shooting guard out of Brooklyn. Whitehead picked between St. John's, Seton Hall, Pittsburgh, Minnesota and Indiana.

Whitehead commits to Seton Hall

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It is a good day to be at Seton Hall as they snag Isaiah Whitehead.
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