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St. John’s Recruiting Roundup: Jordan Brown and Precious Achiuwa updates

Mullin and company continue on the recruiting trail.

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As reported by Evan Daniels of Scout, five-star forward Jordan Brown has set an official visit at St. John’s during Red Storm Tip-Off.

Brown is a key target for the Johnnies in the 2018 class. After missing out on Luther Muhammed, the New York Post’s Zach Brazillier wrote that Brown has become a higher priority for St. John’s.

Just weeks ago, head coach Chris Mullin and coach Greg St. Jean visited Brown at his basketball academy in California.

247 Sports ranks Brown the 11th best player in the 2018 recruiting class. His final seven schools include St. John’s, Oregon, Gonzaga, Louisiana-Lafayette, Nevada, California, and UCLA. His hometown schools in California and UCLA appear to be the frontrunners.

Precious Achiuwa discusses St. John’s

Highly touted 2019 prospect Precious Achiuwa is garnering attention from many prominent basketball programs. Achiuwa plays for St. Benedict’s Prep School in New Jersey. His brother, God`sGift Achiuwa, previously played for St. John’s under coach Steve Lavin.

Only days ago, Achiuwa unofficially visited an early season Red Storm practice.

“Yes, I went to go watch their practice,” he told Adam Zagoria of ZagsBlog. “That was good. My brother went there so it’s right by my house and I went there a lot.”

Achiuwa went on to tell Zagoria, “They’re recruiting me because of the relationship. My brother went there. I feel like they’re recruiting me because of the relationship I have with my brother.”

ESPN ranks Achiuwa the 23rd best in the 2019 class, as 247 Sports lists him 14th.

Oz Cross, coach, and mentor to Achiuwa described him like so in a chat with Zagoria.

Just as written by Zagoria, St. John’s, Seton Hall, Minnesota, Kansas, North Carolina, UMass, Cincinnati, West Virginia, Western Kentucky, Indiana, Florida State, Georgetown, Villanova and South Carolina have all contacted Achiuwa recently.