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Valdir Manuel commits to the Seton Hall Pirates - He breaks down his decision for Prep Circuit

By Pat Lawless, 03/23/18, 2:30PM EDT


Seton Hall lands it's fourth commitment for the class of 2018 in Valdir Manuel

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Seton Hall has landed their fourth commitment in the class of 2018 in power forward Valdir Manuel from The Patrick School in New Jersey. Manuel has improved as his high school career has gone on. With his skillset, he has the ability he will be someone they could rely on his freshman year. He broke down why he picked the Pirates for Prep Circuit.

“I decided on Seton Hall because I really like what the school offers,” he said. “They have great academics and I believe the coaches can make me a better person and player.”

Manuel can’t wait for the opportunity of playing in a competitive conference like the Big East.

“I’m excited about playing there next year because I always dreamed of playing in the Big East Conference,” said Manuel. “With so many great players and coaches. I'm excited about the opportunity to compete on the highest level. The history of a program like the Pirates is something that I always dreamed being a part of.”

Seton Hall has made it to the NCAA tournament for the past three years. Manuel thinks he and his future teammates can continue this type of success when they arrive.

“I hope to have a huge impact on the team next year,” he said. “I want to make a good first impression on my new coaches and teammates. I truly believe that with my new teammates we can shock the world over the next four years.”