Manchester Twp. Alum Shavar Reynolds Enters Transfer Portal, Ending Run at Seton Hall
Shavar Reynolds is not finished with his college basketball journey but his time playing in the Garden State could be coming to an end.
Reynolds will be a graduate transfer when he finds his new destination and will look to build on a four-year run with the Pirates that made him one of college basketball's best success stories.
After graduating from Manchester Township High School as a Shore Sports Network Third Team All-Shore player, 1,000-point scorer and all-time program leader in assists in 2016, Reynolds landed at Covenant College Prep for a post-grad season before landing at Seton Hall as a walk-on.
Despite playing sparingly as a freshman, Reynolds made an impression in his first season and head coach Kevin Willard made him a scholarship player going forward. He hit a game-winning shot at the buzzer to beat St. John's to highlight his sophomore season and played significant minutes as a junior on a Pirates team that would have entered the NCAA Tournament in March of 2020 with high hope of a deep run.
Instead, the tournament was canceled and the Pirates returned in 2020-21 without All-American guard Myles Powell. Reynolds had his best season as a senior, starting all 27 games and averaging 7.7 points and 4.2 assists while shooting 38 percent from three-point range, 82.5 percent from the free-throw line and serving as Seton Hall's top on-ball defender. It was not, however, enough to push the Pirates back into the NCAA Tournament field, which they would have been in 2020.
Reynolds leaves Seton Hall as a three-time Big East All-Academic selection, which he achieved in each of his first three years in South Orange.