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Looking ahead: the St. John's scholarship chart for 2014

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Do the Johnnies have enough to reach the NCAAs?

Are the new additions enough to get St. John's over the top?
Are the new additions enough to get St. John's over the top?
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With a pair of New York recruits and a possibly-talented shooter as a walk-on from California, St. John's is filling the holes in the roster.

Yesterday's commitment of Keith Thomas, a rebounding forward who has been likened as a "more talented God`sGift Achiuwa" is an addition to the recruiting effort that landed local center Adonis Delarosa and walk-on Myles Turner. Will it be enough to make the Red Storm a better team? Will having forwards who know their roles/ have complementary roles to the scoring guards enough to rebalance the Red Storm? Can these players withstand the tough schedule next season?

What does St. John's need in the late period to make this roster a real contender? Can they make the NCAA Tournament if the St. John's coaching staff stands pat?

Which players need to step up?

St. John's has three open scholarships, unless one schollie goes to walk-on Joey Delarosa, Adonis' older brother who transferred from Florida International to St. John's before this semester. There is room for a transfer or a developmental player; but the instant impact basketball players for the Big East are all off of the board.

Updated scholarship chart

St. John's Red Storm projected roster, July 2014 Season ending…
Scholarship Player
Jersey
Pos
Ht
Wt
School
Home
YR
14-15
15-16
16-17
17-18
18-19
D`Angelo Harrison
11
G
6'3"
209
Dulles (TX)
TX
sr
sr
x
x
x
x
Phil Greene IV
1
G
6'2"
182
IMG (FL)
IL
sr
sr
x
x
x
x
Sir`Dominic Pointer
15
G/F
6'5"
198
Quality Ed. (NC)
MI
sr
sr
x
x
x
x
Jamal Branch
0
PG
6'3"
176
Grace Prep (TX)
MO
sr
sr
x
x
x
x
Chris Obekpa
12
C
6'9"
223
OSNA (NY)
NGA
jr
jr
sr
x
x
x
Felix Balamou
24
G
6'4"
188
OSNA (NY)
GHN
so-rs?
so
jr
sr
x
x
Christian Jones
4
F
6'7"
222
IMG (FL)
TX
so-rs
so
jr
sr
x
x
Rysheed Jordan
23
G
6'4"
185
Robert Vaux (PA)
PA
so
so
jr
sr
x
x
Adonis Delarosa
xx
C
6'10"
300
Christ the King (NY)
NY
fr
fr
so
jr
sr
x
Keith Thomas*
xx
F
6'8"
xx
Westchester Co CC (NY)
NY
jr
jr
sr
x
x
x
[Open Scholarship]
x
x
x
x
x
x
[Open Scholarship]
x
x
x
x
x
x
[Open Scholarship]
x
x
x
x
x
x
*Keith Thomas may have 3 years of eligibility left, not 2.
Currently available roster spots
6
10
10
13
13
Projected walk-ons
Home
YR
14-15
15-16
16-17
17-18
18-19
Khadim Ndiaye
35
F
6'6"
195
Christ the King (NY)
NY
sr
sr
Tyler Walston
40
G
6'5"
195
Trinity Catholic (CT)
CT
jr
jr
sr
David Lipscomb
5
G
6'2"
175
Wheeler (GA)
GA
so-rs
so
jr
sr
Myles Stewart
xx
G/F
6'5"
185
Westchester (CA)
CA
fr
fr
so
jr
sr