With St. John's playing it's final regular season game against Providence Saturday at Madison Square Garden, Chris Mullin continues to prep for the future as recruits Mohamed Bamba, Brandon Randolph, Hasahn French, Scottie Lewis and Bryan Antoine will be in attendance (according to The New York Post and SNY).
Bamba is the biggest name as the 7'0" forward from Harlem, NY is ranked as the 4th best recruit in the 2017 class by ESPN and is labeled as a five-star talent. The Westtown (PA) School prospect is the number one player in the state of PA (for 2017) and currently plays his AAU ball with the PSA Cardinals. Bamba has offers from multiple high-major schools including Arizona, UConn, Florida State, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisville, North Carolina, Syracuse, St. John's and others.
Bamba's physical tools are unmatchable (7-foot-8 wingspan and 9-foot-5 standing reach), he has great length and tremendous athleticism that will develop him into a future pro. He still must fill out his frame and improve his play in the post, but his ability to stretch the floor would be a perfect asset for Mullin's NBA spread, up-tempo system.
Randolph, who plays with Bamba on the PSA Cardinals and Westtown, is a 6'6" 2017 shooting guard from Yonkers, NY who has unleashed his potential this high school season. The future stud has picked up offers from Marquette, St. John's, Seton Hall, Marquette and Louisville while already having the interest of George Washington, Manhattan, Temple, Vanderbilt and VCU.
Randolph would be another perfect fit in Mullin's system as the combo guard loves to play in transition, put the ball on the floor and show off his versatility.
French is a 6'7" three-star recruit from Springfield, MA whose primary position is power forward and currently attends Commonwealth Academy. He is the 37th best player in the 2017 class at the four-position and has offers from UMass, Minnesota, Nebraska, Providence, Seton Hall and VCU. French is a throwback player because of his shear physicality and powerful body in the post.
Lewis, a 6'4" guard from New Jersey, plays his high school ball at The Ranney School and will be a member of the class of 2019. He is projected to be a high major player and a five-star recruit so the Johnnies staff is getting a head start on a local kid.
Antoine is another player from The Ranney School that is on pace to commit in 2019. The 6'3" shooting guard has interest from Colgate, Florida, Kansas, Ohio State and Penn, but obviously there is still plenty of time for Antonie to develop his game and receive interest from other high-major schools.
***A bonus note: Barry 'Slice' Rohrseen is visiting 2016 five-star center Thon Maker in Canada on Tuesday and Maker is could possibly take an official visit to St. John's in the near future. (Via SNY)***