Hamden guard C.J. Seaforth verbally committed on Monday to play college basketball at Iona College beginning in the fall of 2017.
Seaforth, a 6-foot rising senior for the Green Dragons, said he had made official visits to Fairfield and Quinnipiac previously. Seaforth’s visit with Iona came Monday. He said head coach Tim Cluess asked him whether he wanted to come join the Gaels’ program.
“I talked it over with my mom and dad and we felt like it was the right place,” Seaforth said. “I love the coaching staff. They play an uptempo style and that’s how I like to play. I thought it was the perfect fit for me.”
Seaforth said he already spoke with Quinnipiac coach Tom Moore Monday to let him know his decision. Iona, Quinnipiac and Fairfield all reside in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. Iona won the MAAC tournament last year to earn an NCAA tournament bid.
Seaforth averaged 21.5 points for Hamden to earn a Register All-Area selection last season. He plays AAU for United Sons and Daughters out of Stamford.
One of his former AAU teammates, Schadrac Casimir, a former Register All-State selection out of Trinity Catholic, will be a sophomore at Iona next season.
“Schad told me, ‘Go with your gut. Make your own decision, don’t listen to other people,’” Seaforth said. “I feel the coaching staff will make me a better player and a better person in life.”