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Sunday, December 26, 2010
Seton Hall's Jeremy Hazell shot

NEW YORK -- A spokesman at Seton Hall University says one of its basketball team's senior guards was shot and wounded Christmas night when someone tried to rob him in New York City.

Athletics spokesman Matt Sweeney says Jeremy Hazell was treated at a Manhattan hospital and was released Sunday.

The South Orange, N.J.-based university's spokesman says Hazell was shot "under his right arm" in Harlem, where his family lives. He says the injury is not life-threatening.

Hazell was kept overnight at the hospital as a precaution. He has been away from the basketball court since undergoing wrist surgery Dec. 2 for an injury suffered last month.

New York police won't provide additional details of the shooting because Hazell is a crime witness.

Seton Hall head coach Kevin Willard did not address the shooting after the Pirates' 69-61 loss to Richmond on Sunday.

Willard did say that Hazell may redshirt this season due to a broken wrist suffered in November during a game against Alabama.

"We're going to do whatever is best for Jeremy," Willard said. "If he's not going to be 100 percent and it will hurt his draft status or making money the year after, then we'll make the decision to redshirt him."

Hazell, who was a first-team all Big East preseason pick, hasn't played since Seton Hall won against Alabama on Nov. 19.

He had surgery on Dec. 2 and was expected to miss 4-6 weeks.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.