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St. John's recruiting update: Omari Lawrence signs LOI

The 6'4" shooting guard/ small forward Omari Lawrence signed his letter of intent yesterday. Lawrence verbally committed to St. John's at the end of the summer.

From Five Boro Sports:

In front of family, friends and members of the media, the former St. Raymond HS and current South Kent School guard signed a National Letter of Intent to play basketball at St. John’s University inside the Mullally Park Recreation Center in the Bronx....

A big part of Lawrence’s decision was a faith in his future coach, too. St. John’s sophomore forward Justin Burrell, whom Lawrence calls a friend, told him that Roberts is a stand-up guy who takes care of his players. The combination of that and staying close to home made the Red Storm too hard to resist. In late August, Lawrence canceled an upcoming visit with Louisville and committed to St. John’s....

On Thursday, he made it official, hoping the Red Storm’s turnaround starts with him.

"I would mean a lot to the program and my family," Lawrence said. "I’d like to bring the school back to where it was in the past."