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St. John's basketball recruiting: Kevin Parrom update

Kevin Parrom took an unofficial visit to St. John's yesterday, August 11th:

Parrom spent several hours Monday at St. John’s visiting with head coach Norm Roberts and his staff.

"The St. John’s visit was surprising," Parrom said. "The campus was beautiful. I didn’t know the campus was that big. When I usually go to St. John’s, I go for practice. The whole campus is great. It’s big, I was surprised.

"I met with Norm and the whole staff and an acedemic [sic] advisor. I was surprised at their academics. The academics were great at St. John’s."

But he also visited the U Conn campus with friend and teammate Omari Lawrence:

Coach (Jim) Calhoun has a lot of pros (in the NBA). He basically told us if you want to come here, you have to have that mindset that you want to be a pro."

Parrom was awed by the wall that depicts the names of all the UConn players in the NBA.

"That wall is…Wow," he said. "I have no words for that wall. He produced a lot of pros. That wall can go on and on."

And Parrom reiterates that he and Omari are not a package deal. Earlier in the week, Zagsblog indicated that Omari Lawrence still lists St. John's as the favorite. Can the Red Storm get both New York City players? Fingers crossed.