Fuquan Edwin becomes latest Seton Hall product to sign with an NBA team, landing with San Antonio Spurs. (Photo courtesy of Adam Zagoria via ZagsBlog.com)
In a week where Seton Hall garnered excitement for their promising future, a piece of their past has added to the positivity in South Orange.
Fuquan Edwin, the Pirates' all-time steals leader and reigning Big East Defensive Player of the Year, has signed with the San Antonio Spurs, a deal that was announced earlier tonight.
The former four-year swingman, who graduated as the last prospect recruited by Bobby Gonzalez, would become the second active Seton Hall alumnus in the NBA if he makes it onto the court for the 2014 NBA champions, had been unable to catch on with the Oklahoma City Thunder after playing on their Summer League team, and suffered an injury before playing any games for Pistoia Basket of Italy, who had signed the former Paterson Catholic standout shortly after his unsuccessful Summer League tryout.
Edwin will most likely be assigned to the Spurs' NBDL affiliate in Austin, Texas since San Antonio is currently over the roster limit, but if and when he is called up, he will become Seton Hall head coach Kevin Willard's second NBA player, joining Scott Machado, whom Willard coached at Iona prior to the Queens native serving as a role player for the Houston Rockets and Golden State Warriors.