Seton Hall's Jeremy Hazell on mend

Updated: January 6, 2011, 12:58 PM ET
By Kieran Darcy | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- Seton Hall guard Jeremy Hazell, who has been out since Nov. 19 with a broken bone in his left wrist and who suffered a gunshot wound in an attempted mugging on Christmas, is healing well from both injuries and will have the wrist evaluated Monday by a doctor.

"Jeremy's doing terrific," Seton Hall coach Kevin Willard said Thursday. "Obviously he had a very serious incident on Christmas but is recovering well from that physically. Mentally he's doing OK -- he's taking some time off just to kind of relax a little bit."

Hazell was shot once, in the right armpit, while walking home from a Christmas party in Harlem.

The 6-foot-5 senior, who averaged 20.4 points per game last season and was named preseason first-team All-Big East, played in only three games before suffering the injury to his left, non-shooting wrist. Hazell has been working out and shooting and could return to the Pirates if the doctor gives the green light. But there is also the possibility of redshirting him.

"If his wrist is cleared and the screw is healed properly, then we'll sit down on the 10th with his family," Willard said. "I know he wants to get back out there with his teammates and try to help us win some games. But he also has a very bright future in this game ahead of him. So we'll weigh the pros and cons, and then whatever him and his family want to do, we'll be all for it."

Seton Hall is 7-8, and 1-2 in the Big East, after a 73-54 loss Wednesday at Louisville (No. 23 ESPN/USA Today).

Kieran Darcy covers college sports for ESPNNewYork.com.

Kieran Darcy is an ESPNNewYork.com staff writer. He joined ESPN in August 2000 after graduating from the University of Pennsylvania, where he played four years of JV basketball.
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