New York and New Jersey remain no stranger to exceptional basketball talent. As St. John’s looks to build their 2018 and 2019 recruiting classes, many of their targets reside in the New York metropolitan area.
With the July live recruiting period starting on Wednesday, the Red Storm staff are expected to be present at some of the more prominent events, including the Nike Peach Jam, the Adidas Gauntlet finale, and the Under Armor Association Finals. Zach Braziller of the New York Post has reported which members of the coaching staff will be at each event.
#SJUBB plans next wk live period: Chris Mullin, St. Jean @ Peach Jam, Peach Invitational, Abdelmassih Under Armour Finals, Richmond Adidas— Zach Braziller (@NYPost_Brazille) July 5, 2017
According to Adam Zagoria of Zagsblog, the St. John’s staff will be on the tail of numerous highly touted recruits. Per his reports, the Johnnies will be watching Precious Achiuwa, Brian Antoine, Moses Brown, Kofi Cockburn, Aidan Igiehon, Scottie Lewis, Luther Muhammad, and Anthony Nelson.
One of the more prominent Red Storm targets is Muhammad, a four-star guard from Jersey City. He very recently visited St. John’s, causing four recruiting experts on 247 Sports to predict a commitment to the Red Storm from Muhammad. As recently wrote here on Rumble in the Garden, he is a strong outside shooter, a stout defender, and an above average playmaker. Some of the other schools vying for Muhammad include Notre Dame, Cincinnati, Xavier, among others.
Recruiting elite talent seperates the good programs from the great programs. For coach Mullin and staff, they will have ample opportunity to scout and talk with some of the finest high school talents in basketball.