Takal Molson, a guard who played at Canisius the last two seasons, announced Wednesday that he will transfer to Seton Hall.
"Love the coach, the staff, the players, the conference," Molson told The News in a text message. "I feel this is the best situation for me."
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Molson, a Buffalo native, averaged 16.9 points, 5.4 rebounds and 1.96 assists in 32 games in 2018-19 for the Golden Griffins. He was a first-team All-MAAC men's basketball selection this season.
In two seasons, the 6-foot-5-inch guard scored 959 points and averaged 14.7 points per game. Molson also helped the Griffs reach the MAAC semifinals this year; Monmouth defeated Canisius 73-59 March 10 in Albany.
As a freshman in 2017-18, Molson averaged 12.6 points, 5 rebounds and 2.6 assists in 33 games for the Griffs, and was named the MAAC Rookie of the Year.
Molson joins a Seton Hall team that went 20-14 and 9-9 in the Big East Conference.
Molson will have to sit out a year, per NCAA transfer rules. He will be eligible to play for the Pirates for the 2020-2021 season.
"I think this will help all aspects of my game, and help me become a pro," said Molson, who withdrew his name from consideration for the 2018 NBA Draft.
Molson submitted his name into the NCAA transfer portal in March. Molson is the second player from Canisius to leave the men's basketball program. Isaiah Reese, a junior guard, announced last month that he has declared for the NBA draft.