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Prospects are listed in alphabetical order. Players who did not play during the 2015-2016 season are not considered. Bashir Ahmed, 6′-7″, SG, Hutchinson CC (KS), St. John’s – Red Storm fans suffered through Chris Mullin’s first year as head coach, but help in the form of Ahmed, and others, is on the way.  Ahmed had …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: April 10, 2016, 5:00 pm
A thin and inexperienced roster has led to a difficult 2015-2016 season in head coach Chris Mullin’s inaugural season at St. John’s. It’s clear that the Red Storm needs to significant upgrade the talent on their roster for a rebuild of the program to work in the ensuing seasons. St. John’s may have added a …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: December 26, 2015, 6:05 pm
Best Player: Omari Spellman, Villanova Best Potential: Omari Spellman, Villanova Best Scorer:  Shamorie Ponds, St. John Best Shooter: Myles Powell, Seton Hall Best Rebounder: Eddie Ediyor, Xavier Best Passer: Jagan Mosley, Georgetown Best Defender: Jagan Mosley, Georgetown Best Glue Guy: Tyrique Jones, Xavier Best Athlete: Tyrique Jones, Xavier 1. Villanova Wildcats Omari Spellman | 6′-8″ | PF | St. Thomas More (CT) Dylan …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: November 27, 2015, 10:14 pm
Faced with the likely departure of All-American candidate point guard Kris Dunn to the NBA after the 2015-2016 season, the Providence Friars have been hot and heavy to land a replacement incoming point guard recruit. They did just that on Sunday night, as George Wythe (VA) lead guard Maliek White announced his commitment to Providence via Twitter. …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: September 28, 2015, 3:11 am
Press Release On Friday, the St. John’s men’s basketball program received a National Letter of Intent from four-star point guard Marcus LoVett, Jr. The 6-foot southpaw from Chicago is a consensus top-25 point guard according to major national recruiting services and rated as high as No. 11 at his position in the Class of 2015. …
Author: Press Release
Posted: May 24, 2015, 2:16 pm
In recent years, the Iowa State Cyclones have focused on talented transfers from four year schools to fill its roster holes and make a positive impact. Sunday’s verbal commitment of 6′-2″ point guard Nick Noskowiak of Sun Prairie (WI) departed from head coach Fred Hoiberg’s usual plan, though, as Noskowiak is a top 100 recruit nationally from …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: April 26, 2015, 8:43 pm

Scholarship Grid

Point GuardsFederico Mussini (Fr)Federico Mussini (So)Federico Mussini (Jr)Federico Mussini (Sr)
Marcus LoVett (Rs)Marcus LoVett (Fr)Marcus LoVett (So)Marcus LoVett (Jr)
Shamorie Ponds (Fr)Shamorie Ponds (So)Shamorie Ponds (Jr)
WingsRon Mvouika (Sr)Malik Ellison (So)Malik Ellison (Jr)Malik Ellison (Sr)
Durand Johnson (Sr)Bashir Ahmed (Jr)Bashir Ahmed (Sr)
Felix Balamou (Sr)
Malik Ellison (Fr)
PostsChristian Jones (Jr)Christian Jones (Sr)Amar Alibegovic (Sr)Tariq Owens (Sr)
Darien Williams (Jr)Darien Williams (Sr)Tariq Owens (Jr)Kassoum Yakwe (Sr)
Amar Alibegovic (So)Amar Alibegovic (Jr)Kassoum Yakwe (Jr)Yankuba Sima (Sr)
Tariq Owens (Tr)Tariq Owens (So)Yankuba Sima (Jr)
Kassoum Yakwe (Fr)Kassoum Yakwe (So)
Yankuba Sima (Fr)Yankuba Sima (So)

Verbal Commitments and Signings

Class of 2016

NameHeightPositionSchool (State)TypeStatus
Shamorie Ponds6'-1"PGThomas Jefferson (NY)HSSigned
Bashir Ahmed6'-7"SFHutchison CC (KS)JCVerbal

Past Recruiting Classes

Class of 2015

NameHeightPositionSchool (State)TypeStatus
Yankuba Sima 6'-11"CElev8 Sports (FL)HSSigned
Darien Williams 6'-7"SFCity College of San Francisco (CA)JCSigned

Class of 2014

NameHeightPositionSchool (State)TypeStatus
Adonis Delarosa6'-10"CChrist the King (NY)HSSigned
Keith Thomas6'-7"PFWestchester CC (NY)CCSigned

Class of 2013

NameHeightPositionSchool (State)TypeStatus
Rysheed Jordan6'-4"PGVaux (PA)HSSigned

Class of 2012

Name Height Position School (State) Type Status
Felix Balamou 6′-3″ SG OSNA (NY) HS Signed
Jakarr Sampson 6′-7″ SF Brewster Academy (NH) HS Signed

Class of 2011

Name Height Position School (State) Type Status
Amir Garrett 6′-6″ SF Findlay Prep (NV) HS Signed
Maurice Harkless 6′-8″ SF South Kent (CT) HS Signed
D’Angelo Harrison 6′-3″ SG Dulles (TX) HS Signed
Nurideen Lindsey 6′-3″ SG Redlands CC (OK) JC Signed
God’s Gift Achiuwa 6′-8″ PF Erie CC (NY) JC Signed
Norvel Pelle 6′-10″ C Price (CA) HS Signed
Dom Pointer 6′-6″ SF Quality Education Academy (NC) HS Signed
Jakarr Sampson 6′-7″ SF Brewster Academy (NH) HS Signed
Phil Greene 6′-2″ PG IMG Academy (FL) HS Signed

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