Singh commits to Seton Hall, changes classes

Seton Hall added to their 2015 class on Monday. Amarveer Singh moved to 2015 and made a pledge to Kevin Willard and his staff.

Amarveer Singh made a pair of decisions on Monday.

Singh, a 6-foot-6 wing out of New York (N.Y.) Thurgood Marshall, committed to Kevin Willard and Seton Hall and also opted to reclassify from 2016 to the 2015 class. Singh confirmed both pieces of news to Scout.

“First and foremost as far as my family goes, my mother wanted me close to home,” Singh said about his decision. “She moved up here this year, so for me it’d be weird to as soon as she came here to go somewhere else.”

Singh had quite a few college options, including interest from Villanova, Rutgers, Louisville, Creighton, California and Cincinnati.

“Seton Hall, I feel like I fit in well with the guys,” Singh told Scout. “Angel Delgado has known me since I was a 6-foot, 160-pound freshman. He’s always been around. Khadeen [Carrington] has been there as well from the lightning.”

“Obviously you have an McDonald’s All-American Isaiah Whitehead and even though I didn’t know them well Desi [Rodriguez] and Ismael [Sanogo], I just feel like I fit in great with the guys," he added. "Those are people I already have relationships with.”

Singh visited Seton Hall in September. During the trip a conversation with Willard particularly stood out.

“So when I went on that visit I spoke to coach Willard and what really drew me to him is that he said it was a blue collar type of environment,” Singh said. “Hard working and just getting after.”

“He said they aren’t caught up in the glitz and glamour,” he added. “He said to come in, do my job and work hard and go about my business. That’s what drew me to him because coming from an immigrant family that’s why you come to the United States. That’s the basis of what you’re supposed to do, get down and dirty and prosper and succeed.”

Singh also said his relationships with the Seton Hall assistant coaches stood out when he was looking to make his decision.

“Coach Shaheen [Halloway] and coach [Fred] Hill have both been recruiting me the longest,” he said. “Ever since two years ago, I’ve gotten to know them and my relationship with them is great.”

A three-star prospect, Singh has upside and potential as a wing scorer. He's a talented shooter with good size for a wing prospect. He has deep range on his shot, good shot preparation and is also a solid athlete.

“I feel like shooting wise I can shoot well,” Singh, who is averaging 17 points a game this year, said. “Clutch shooting is a big thing for me. Anytime the game is on the line I want the ball to take the shot. I just get more focused at those points in the game.”

The Pirates now have a pair of pledges in their 2015 class. Singh joins 6-foot-4 guard Dalton Soffer to make up their current recruiting class.

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