Vineland’s Gene Teague will suit up for the Seton Hall men’s basketball team this season.

It’s been a long journey for Teague from the Cape-Atlantic League – he once played at St. Augustine Prep – to the Big East.

Teague initially committed to South Florida but instead prepped for a year at APEX Academy. Then he played two seasons at Southern Illinois before transferring to Seton Hall and sitting out last season under NCAA transfer rules.

Pirates coach Kevin Willard talked about what Teague brings to the team in an interview posted this week on

“Eugene is a true low-post player,” Willard said. “He’s only 6-8, but he’s 280 pounds. He’s a workhorse inside and he gets how to play the position—he’s going to draw double teams; he’s not going to be on the outside floating, looking for a jump shot or a 3 (pointer). He just wants to go inside and bang and be physical.”