Saint Peter’s Basketball Best Players of All Time

Morgan Wolf

The Saint Peter’s Peacocks men’s basketball team is a perennial powerhouse in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. With a rich history of success, the Peacocks have been a force to be reckoned with for decades.

The team is led by first-year head coach Bashir Mason, who brings with him a wealth of experience and an ambition to bring his team to the next level. From the exciting atmosphere of the Yanitelli Center to the vibrant student section, the Peacocks are sure to bring a thrilling and exciting basketball experience to the Jersey City area.

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1. Shaheen Holloway

Shaheen Holloway Career

  • High school: St. Patrick, (Elizabeth, New Jersey)
  • College: Seton Hall (1996–2000)
  • NBA draft: 2000 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 2000–2007
  • Position: Point guard
  • Coaching career: 2007–present
  • As player:, 2× Second-team All-Big East (1997, 2000), Third-team All-Big East (1998), Big East Most Improved Player (2000), Big East All-Rookie Team (1997), 2× Second-team Parade All-American (1995, 1996), McDonald's All-American (1996), McDonald's All-American Game MVP (1996), , As coach:, , MAAC Coach of the Year (2020), MAAC Tournament champion (2022)

Holloway played point guard for Seton Hall in the Big East. He was undrafted out of college, but had a successful playing career in the NBA with the Utah Jazz, Philadelphia 76ers, and Orlando Magic.

He then went on to coach at various high schools and colleges before landing his current role as head coach of the Seton Hall Pirates. In his first season at the helm, he led the Pirates to a 25–11 record and a berth in the Big East Tournament.

Holloway is a two-time Big East Coach of the Year and was named a Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame finalist in 2018. Shaheen Holloway played for three different teams over the course of her ten-year playing career. 

Holloway was a two-time Second-team All-Big East selection and a three-time Third-team selection. Holloway is currently an assistant coach at Seton Hall.

2. KC Ndefo

KC Ndefo Career

  • High school: , Elmont Memorial, (Elmont, New York), Abraham Lincoln, (Brooklyn, New York)
  • College: Saint Peter's (2018–2022), Seton Hall (2022–present)
  • Lefty Driesell Award (2022), NCAA season blocks leader (2021), 3× MAAC Defensive Player of the Year (2020–2022), First-team All-MAAC (2021), Second-team All-MAAC (2022), Third-team All-MAAC (2020), MAAC tournament MVP (2022)

Ndefo is a 22-year-old power forward from Nigeria who played one season of college basketball for Seton Hall. He was a standout at Elmont Memorial High School, where he averaged 23.1 points and 12.5 rebounds per game as a junior.

Ndefo declared for the NBA draft after his freshman season at Seton Hall, but withdrew his name before the draft. Ndefo signed with the Saint Peter's Pirates of the Big East Conference in 2018. He has averaged 9.7 points and 5.1 rebounds in 25.5 minutes per game in his first season with Saint Peter's.

Ndefo is a skilled scorer and rebounder who should make an immediate impact in the Big East. He is expected to be a key player for Saint Peter's in their quest for a conference title. 

Ndefo is a future prospect who has the potential to become a top-level player in the NBA. He is a talented player who has a lot of potential, and he should continue to develop his skills over the next few years.

3. Doug Edert


  • High school: Bergen Catholic, (Oradell, New Jersey)
  • College: , Saint Peter's (2019–2022), Bryant (2022–present)
  • MAAC All-Rookie Team (2020)

Doug Edert is a Point Guard for Bryant Bulldogs in the Northeast Conference. Doug Edert was born on March 5, 2000 in Nutley, New Jersey. Doug Edert is American and listed at 6'2" and 185 lbs.

Doug Edert has played for Bryant Bulldogs since the 2016-2017 season. Doug Edert is a great scorer and passer and is a key part of Bryant Bulldogs' success. Doug Edert is an impressive young player and is sure to have a bright future.

Doug Edert is a sophomore guard for the Bryant Bulldogs. Doug was a highly-touted recruit out of high school, and he has lived up to the hype so far at Bryant. Doug has averaged 10.9 points, 3.7 rebounds, 1.3 assists, and 1.1 steals per game this season.

Doug is a very versatile player, and he has been able to step up in different situations this year. Doug is a hard worker, and he is always looking to improve his game. 

Doug is a team player, and he is always looking to help his teammates win. Doug is a future star at Bryant, and he has the potential to be one of the best guards in the nation.

Doug is a very good shooter, and he has been able to score in a variety of ways this season. Doug is a very promising player, and he has the potential to be a top-tier guard in the NCAA.

4. Rich Rinaldi

Rich Rinaldi Career

  • High school: Franklin Delano Roosevelt, (Hyde Park, New York)
  • College: Saint Peter's (1968–1971)
  • NBA draft 1971 / Round: 3 / Pick: 43rd overall
  • Selected by the Baltimore Bullets
  • Playing career: 1971–1974
  • Position: Shooting guard
  • Number: 33, 22
  • 1971–1973: Baltimore / Capital Bullets
  • 1973–1974: New York Nets
  • –: Pallacanestro Bellinzona
  • Points: 405 (4.8 ppg)
  • Rebounds: 98 (1.2 rpg)
  • Assists: 74 (0.9 bpg)

Rich Rinaldi was a basketball player who was drafted by the Baltimore Bullets in 1971. Rinaldi played for the Bullets for three seasons before retiring in 1975.

Rinaldi later worked as a basketball analyst for various networks. Rinaldi was born in Poughkeepsie, New York in 1949. After graduating from high school, Rinaldi attended Saint Peter's College where he played basketball.

Rinaldi was drafted by the Bullets in 1971 and played for them for three seasons. Rinaldi retired from playing basketball in 1975 and later worked as an analyst for various networks. Rinaldi was born in Poughkeepsie, New York in 1949.

Rinaldi has worked as an analyst for various networks, including Turner Sports and CBS Sports. Rich Rinaldi was a shooting guard who played in the NBA and the ABA. 

He was born in Bellinzona, Switzerland, in 1951. Rinaldi played for the Baltimore / Capital Bullets, the New York Nets, and Pallacanestro Bellinzona in his career.

Rinaldi averaged 4.8 points, 1.2 rebounds, and 74 assists in his career. Rinaldi was inducted into the Swiss Basketball Hall of Fame in 2006.

5. Elnardo Webster

Elnardo Webster Career

  • High school: Lincoln (Jersey City, New Jersey)
  • College: , Wharton County JC (1965–1967), Saint Peter's (1967–1969)
  • NBA draft 1969 / Round: 4 / Pick: 54th overall
  • Selected by the New York Knicks
  • Playing career: 1969–1976
  • Position: Small forward
  • Number: 4
  • 1969–1970: UG Gorizia
  • 1971: New York Nets
  • 1971–1972: Memphis Pros

Elnardo Webster was a highly successful American businessman who died in 2022 at the age of 74. Webster was born in Jersey City, New Jersey in 1948 and attended high school in Lincoln, New Jersey.

Webster attended college at Wharton County JC and graduated in 1967. Webster began his career as a financial analyst and worked his way up the ranks at several large companies. Webster was known for his innovative ideas and was a leading advocate for change in the financial industry.

Webster was diagnosed with cancer in 2018 and passed away a few months later. Webster was a generous humanitarian and supported many charities throughout his life. 

Webster was a highly influential figure in the finance industry and was known for his expertise in risk management. Webster was a passionate advocate for change and was known for his willingness to take risks.

6. Keydren Clark


  • High school: Rice (New York City, New York)
  • College: Saint Peter's (2002–2006)
  • NBA draft: 2006 / Undrafted
  • Playing career: 2006–2018
  • Position: Point guard
  • 2006–2007: Aigaleo
  • 2007–2008: Scavolini Pesaro
  • 2008–2010: Aris Thessaloniki
  • 2010–2013: Umana Venezia Reyer
  • 2013–2014: Cimberio Varese
  • 2014: JSF Nanterre
  • 2014–2015: SLUC Nancy
  • 2015–2016: Acıbadem Üniversitesi
  • 2016–2017: Promitheas Patras
  • 2017–2018: Peristeri
  • 2018: Orléans Loiret
  • 2018: Peristeri
  • Greek League Top Scorer (2009), Greek 2nd Division champion (2018), Greek 2nd Division MVP (2018), 2× NCAA season scoring leader (2004, 2005), Haggerty Award (2005), MAAC Player of the Year (2006), 3× First-team All-MAAC (2004–2006), Second-team All-MAAC (2003), MAAC Rookie of the Year (2003)

Keydren Clark played point guard in the NBA for six seasons. Clark was undrafted out of Saint Peter's in 2006 and played in Italy for three seasons before coming to the United States.

In 2010, Clark signed with Aris Thessaloniki in Greece and averaged 12.6 points, 4.7 assists, and 3.2 rebounds per game. Clark then moved to Italy again in 2013, this time to Cimberio Varese.

Clark was waived by the Phoenix Suns in October of 2018. In February of 2019, Clark signed with the Rockets. Clark is married and has two children. Clark is a native of Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Clark is currently a free agent and is playing for the Rockets in the 2019–20 season.

Keydren Clark is a prolific scorer who has played for a number of top Division I programs. Clark is originally from the US, but played college ball in France. 

Clark has been a multiple-time MAAC Player of the Year and 2nd-team All-American. Clark has also won awards for Greek League Top Scorer and Greek 2nd Division MVP.

7. Harry Laurie


  • High school: Lincoln (Jersey City, New Jersey)
  • College: Saint Peter's (1966–1968)
  • NBA draft 1968 / Round: 8 / Pick: 98th overall
  • Selected by the Detroit Pistons
  • Position: Point guard
  • 1971: Pittsburgh Condors

Harry Laurie was born on November 2, 1944 in Jersey City, New Jersey. Harry Laurie attended high school in Lincoln, New Jersey. Harry Laurie began his career as a journalist.

Harry Laurie has written several books, including the memoir, "A Life in the Heart of the Beast: The Untold Story of the FBI's Most Wanted Man". Harry Laurie has appeared in several television shows, including "The A-Team", "NYPD Blue" and "The West Wing".

Harry Laurie is currently 78 years old and living in New Hampshire. Harry Laurie is a retired FBI agent. Harry Laurie has received several awards, including the Medal of Freedom and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Harry Laurie is considered one of the most influential and celebrated journalists of his time.

Laurie was drafted by the Detroit Pistons in the 1968 NBA Draft. He played for the Pittsburgh Condors during the 1971-1972 season. Laurie then played for the Milwaukee Bucks from 1973-1975. 

He then played for the Philadelphia 76ers from 1976-1978. Laurie then played for the Seattle SuperSonics from 1979-1987. He then played for the Houston Rockets from 1988-1990.

Laurie then retired from the NBA in 1990. He then served as the head coach of the South Carolina Stingrays from 1991-1992. Laurie passed away in 2007.

8. Bashir Mason


  • 2003–2007: Drexel
  • Position(s): Point guard
  • 2008–2010: Marist (asst.)
  • 2010–2012: Wagner (asst.)
  • 2012–2022: Wagner
  • 2022–present: Saint Peter's

Mason was named head coach of Saint Peter's in December of 2018. Mason played point guard at Drexel from 2003-2007. Mason was an assistant coach at Marist from 2008-2010.

Mason joined Wagner as an assistant coach in 2012. Mason is in his seventh season as head coach of Saint Peter's. Saint Peter's is in the MAAC conference and has a record of 9-12.

Mason is a graduate of Drexel University. Mason is married with two children. Mason is a coach with a bright future. Mason is a Saint Peter's assistant coach who has helped the Red Storm to a 174-142 record over the past six seasons.

Mason was named NEC Coach of the Year in 2016, 2018 and 2021. Mason played for Saint Peter's from 2003-07 and then coached the team from 2008-12. Mason was an assistant coach for the Arizona Wildcats from 2013-14 before joining Saint Peter's.

Mason was drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers in the second round of the 2007 NBA Draft. Mason played in 36 games for the 76ers before being traded to the Milwaukee Bucks in February of 2008. 

Mason played in 72 games for the Bucks before being traded to the Detroit Pistons in February of 2009.

Mason played in 61 games for the Pistons before being traded to the Utah Jazz in February of 2010. Mason played in 52 games for the Jazz before being traded to the Orlando Magic in February of 2011. 

Mason played in 59 games for the Magic before being traded to the Philadelphia 76ers in February of 2012.

9. Nate Brown


  • College: , Monroe (1998–2000), Saint Peter's (2000–2002)
  • NBA D-League draft 2012 / Round: 8 / Pick: 126th overall
  • Selected by the Springfield Armor
  • Playing career: 2002–2012
  • Position: Point guard
  • 2004: Þór Þorlákshöfn
  • 2004–2005: New Jersey Flyers
  • 2005: Strong Island Sound
  • 2005–2006: Snæfell
  • 2006–2007: ÍR
  • 2007: AMSB
  • 2007–2008: ÍR
  • 2008: Snæfell
  • 2009: Austin Spurs
  • Icelandic Cup (2007), Úrvalsdeild assists leader (2008)

Nate Brown was a standout point guard at Monroe College before playing two seasons at Saint Peter's. Brown was drafted by the Springfield Armor in the 2012 NBA D-League draft and spent the next four seasons with the team.

Brown appeared in 185 games during his career, averaging 13.5 points, 2.8 assists, and 2.0 rebounds. Brown signed with the Oklahoma City Blue of the NBA in February of 2016. Brown is currently a free agent and is considering offers from several teams.

Brown is a two-time All-Star and has been named to the All-D-League Second Team twice. Brown is the son of former NBA player Nate Brown. 

Nate Brown is a versatile player who has played in several positions for his team. Brown has had a successful career in the Icelandic Premier League, winning two championships withÍR.

Brown was a key player for Iceland at the 2017 World Cup, helping them to reach the quarter-finals. Brown is a hard-working player who always gives his all on the pitch. 

Brown is a versatile player who can play in any position on the pitch. Brown is a leader on and off the pitch, and is a valuable member of any team. Brown is a goal-scorer and has a good scoring record.

Brown is a versatile player who can play in any position on the pitch. Brown is a hard-working player who always gives his all on the pitch.

Final Words

The Saint Peter’s Peacocks men’s basketball team is a perennial powerhouse in the Metro Atlantic A Division. Over the years, the team has boasted some of the best players in the region, including current NBA players Gerald Wallace and Tim Hardaway Jr.

The team’s all-time leading scorer is Gerald Wallace with over 2,000 points.

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Morgan Wolf

Journalist with experience covering the intersection of sports with business. Demonstrated expertise in digital, video and social media content covering major sports including soccer, NBA, NFL, MLB, tennis and Olympic sports. But basketball is his passion. Specialties: expert for sports related content management LinkedIn

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