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Morning Rumble: Johnnies to play Syracuse on December 21, Joel Cornette dies at age 35

St. John's will be traveling to the Carrier Dome on December 21st to play in-state rival Syracuse.

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Today in the Morning Rumble, St. John's scheduled game with Syracuse is officially revealed, a four-star recruit commits to Louisville, and 2018 forward Sidney Wilson visits a high major school.

St. John's has yet to announced their non-conference schedule, but the date for the next edition of the Red Storm versus the Orange was unveiled on Tuesday. On December 21 (time is TBA), the Johnnies will take a trip to the Carrier Dome to battle Jim Boeheim's squad.

The Johnnies have defeated Syracuse in the previous two meetings, shocking the ACC program at Madison Square Garden last season and pulling off an impressive comeback in 2014 thanks to Phil Greene IV.

Former Butler Bulldog Joel Cornette passed away at age 35 on Tuesday morning. The forward played at Butler from 1999 to 2003, averaging 8.6 points, 5.6 rebounds, and 1.1 blocks in 128 career games. He helped the program reach three NCAA Tournaments in four years, including a Sweet 16 appearance in his senior season.

Despite dealing with the Andre McGee escort scandal, Louisville is still making a major impact on the recruiting trail. A couple of weeks after landing 2017 four-star center Malik Williams, Rick Pitino added 2017 four-star combo guard Darius Perry to the mix.

Perry has the athleticism, toughness and quick first step that will help him thrive in Louisville's system. He must get stronger and develop a more consistent outside jump shot, but he will be lethal in transition and should be an excellent on-ball defender in the Cardinals' press.

Another four-star recruit found a new home on Tuesday, as 2017 center Kevin Samuel chose TCU over 22 other scholarship offers (schools like Baylor, UCLA, Texas A&M, Oklahoma and Texas extended an offer). Samuel is a true shot blocker and paint protector, which should drastically change the athleticism and length in the Horned Frogs' front court.

Samuel is ranked 84th in 247 sports' rankings, is the 8th best center in the entire 2017 class and is the 7th best center in the state Texas.

St. John's 2018 target, small forward Sidney Wilson, took a visit with the Texas Longhorns. The New York native, who is transferring to Brewster Academy for his final two years of high school, is expected to take official visits to Seton Hall and UConn soon.

A week after visiting St. John's, Scottie Lewis and Bryan Antoine visited Rutgers. They have upcoming unofficial visits to Seton Hall, Colgate, UConn, Florida and Duke.

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