After three years at Seton Hall, Rashed Anthony will make the move to the mid-major ranks to play his final college season. The graduate transfer committed to Saint Louis on Wednesday, sources told FanRag Sports.
Anthony did not contribute much to the Pirates’ cause during his three years, but the 6-foot-9 forward from Orangeburg, South Carolina, intends to finish his career. He will do so for the Billikens, who play in the Atlantic 10. As a grad transfer, Anthony will be eligible this coming season.
Anthony did not average more than a point per game in any of his three seasons at Seton Hall. The 21-year-old arrived at the Big East program in advance of the 2014 season but never averaged more than nine minutes per game. The departing player’s final two years with the Pirates saw him play in fewer than five minutes per contest.
The Billikens went 12-21 last season in Travis Ford’s first year with the program. They will lose 6-foot-7 forward Reggie Agbeko but stand to return the bulk of their 2016-17 roster. Anthony would likely stand a better chance of carving out a rotation spot with Saint Louis compared to being a deep-bench cog with a Seton Hall team that’s made the NCAA Tournament the past two seasons.
Jon Rothstein has been a college basketball insider for CBS Sports since 2010 and is the lead college basketball columnist for the FanRag Sports Network. He is also the host of the College Hoops Today Podcast via Compass Media Networks, which is available via iTunes. Rothstein is also a regular in-studio correspondent for both WFAN and CBS Sports Radio. He currently lives in Manhattan.