This week Myles Cale was named Big East player of the Week.
Cale, the former Appoquinimink High School basketball star, is now in his senior year with the Seton Hall Pirates men’s basketball team. It’s not only his last season with the Pirates; it’s also his biggest role with the team.
In Myles’s freshman season he played in all 34 games for Seton Hall, making 5 starts. Since that season he has started in 59 of the 64 games over his sophomore and junior seasons.
Cale has been a consistent player for the Pirates over the years, but this season his role has been elevated due to the departure of his teammate and last season’s Big East player of the year Myles Powell.
Powell led the Pirates in scoring and minutes played last season. He averaged 31.5 minutes and 21 points a game. He accounted for 26% of Seton Hall’s offense last season.
With his departure to the pros, the Pirates have looked to Cale and fellow senior Sandro Mamukelashvili as leaders for this year’s team.
Cale’s Big East player of the week honors came after a 30-point performance against the Georgetown Hoyas. He was superb in the game, shooting 10-16 from the field and going 5-9 from 3-point land and 5-5 from the charity stripe.
His 30-point performance is Cale’s career high in scoring. He has scored in double figures in seven of the Pirates’ 10 games this season with an average of 12.2 on the season. He has also seen his minutes climb from 22.9 minutes last year to 30.3 minutes this season.
Cale is off to the best start of his career for the Pirates. He is embracing the role that has been earned by his hardwork and dedication to the Seton Hall men’s basketball program.
Their next game is Jan. 2 in Newark, New Jersey, at the Prudential Center, the home court of the Seton Hall Pirates. The game will be televised live on the FS1 channel and available on the radio at AM970 / XM 383.
For more information about Myles Cale and the Seton Hall men’s basketball program, go to shupirates.com.
Stats were provided by the official website of the Seton Hall Pirates.