For their final regular season game at Madison Square Garden against Providence, Chris Mullin and St. John's will host eight recruits from numerous different classes. According to SNY, Mohamed Bamba, Brandon Randolph, Shamorie Ponds, Moses Brown, Cole Anthony, Aundre Hyatt, Scottie Lewis and Bryan Antoine will all be court side for 'Senior Day.'
Bamba is the best of the bunch as the 7'0" power forward is a future NBA player and currently sits as the number four player in ESPN's top 60 for the class of 2017. The Westtown School product has offers from most of the high major schools including Arizona, UConn, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisville, North Carolina and Syracuse. St. John's has extended an offer and the fact that he's even coming to watch a Red Storm game is a huge positive for the program moving forward.
Randolph, who is teammates with Bamba at Westtown and with the PSA Cardinals, has dramatically increased his stock during this high school season. The 6'5" Yonkers, NY native is apart of the class of 2017 and has offers and interest from Louisville, George Washington, Manhattan, Marquette, Seton Hall, Temple, Vanderbilt and VCU. Randolph can shoot it from the perimeter, can put the ball on the floor and has the versatility to fit in Mullin's up-tempo NBA system.
Ponds, who has already committed to the Johnnies, has been at nearly every game this season, showing his support despite a rebuilding year. The Brooklyn native chose the Red Storm over Providence and Minnesota and will join Marcus LoVett, Federico Mussini and Malik Ellison in the backcourt in 2016.
Standing at 6'11," Brown is a talented 2018 prospect that currently attends Archbishop Molloy and plays his AAU ball with New Heights. Brown is a Brooklyn native with power on the glass, the ability to score with either hand, great size and solid shot blocking.
Brown's teammate at Archbishop Molloy, Anthony, looks like the better prospect as the 6'1" point guard is receiving high interest from schools and it's only his freshman season (class of 2019). Anthony is the son of former NBA guard Greg Anthony and his ball-handling, leadership at a young age and shooting is impressive. The New York native has an offer from Iona and interest from Georgetown and Stanford, so it's important that Mullin and his staff build a relationship and get involved with Anthony at this early stage.
Hyatt is another New York prospect (White Plains). The 6'6" wing player (class of 2018) attends Archbishop Stepinic and is teammates with Jordan Tucker (2017), who is also being recruited heavily by the Johnnies. Even though he only has interest from Oklahoma, Ohio State, VCU, Yale and Stanford, expect Hyatt to significantly develop his stock due to his top notch shooting ability.
Lewis is a 6'4" guard from New Jersey who plays his high school ball at The Ranney School and is a member of the class of 2019. Projected as a high major player and a five-star recruit, Mullin could eventually make him a priority when he fills out his game.
Lastly, Antoine is another prospect from The Ranney School. He has interest from Colgate, Kansas, Florida, Ohio State and Penn and stands at 6'3" at the shooting guard position. Antoine is apart of the class of 2016.
What stands out about this list? Mullin is keeping his word about trying to dominate New York. All eight recruits are from the area and all eight can have a major impact on a college program in the future.