The Wagner Seahawks are one of the best kept secrets in college basketball in 2022.
Its not often the college basketball world shines the spotlight on Wagner College.
However, the 16-2 Seahawks have quietly developed into a mighty healthy basketball team and perhaps one of the best kept secrets heading toward March Madness in 2022.
Quickly, name the city or town Wagner College is located in?
The answer is Staten Island, New York which is perhaps better known to the world as the birthplace of the Wu-Tang Clan; one of hip-hop’s most notorious groups.
It’s only fitting that Wagner features a player named Raekwon Rogers who is a 6’9 senior forward from Little Rock, AR that transferred in after playing four seasons at D2 Henderson State. Rogers has been the chef of the Seahawks starting all 18 games this season and has been key with 11.1 points per game along with 5.8 rebounds.
Wagner looks to be the C.R.E.A.M. of the crop of the Northeast Conference going a perfect 10-0 so far in conference play along with their 16-2 season mark. Their only two losses this year have come against a ranked Seton Hall squad and Penn State.
Wagner’s leading scorer is 6’6 senior guard Alex Morales from Paterson, NJ who is averaging 17.8 points per game (fourth in the NEC). Morales was last years NEC Player of the Year and First Team All-NEC.
The Seahawks head coach Bashir Mason will turn 38 next week and has built Wagner into an emerging program in college hoops that will bring the pain to just about anybody who has gotten in their way this season. Mason is in his 10th season in charge of Wagner and has the program in the best spot to triumph and return to March Madness for the first time since 2003.
Wagner has won 13 games in a row which is the longest run in program history in over 30 years. If the Seahawks can maintain their current form, expect to see them emerge from the NEC and land a spot in the NCAA tournament.