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Bronx guard Dylan Wusu commits to St. John’s

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Wusu joins his Our Savior Lutheran and NY Lightning teammate, Posh Alexander, in next year’s recruiting class

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Dylan Wusu, a 6’4” guard from the Bronx, has committed to St. John’s on his official visit yesterday.

Wusu came on a big official visit weekend for the Johnnies; he shared the weekend with already-committed guard Posh Alexander, who committed in August [profile], and JUCO big Isaih Moore [profile].

Dylan Wusu plays high school ball at Our Savior Lutheran with Posh Alexander, and summer league ball with Alexander as part of the NY Lightning team. That NY Lightning team also has Max Amadasun and Cliff Omoruyi, who each has a scholarship offer from St. John’s. He formerly played at the Sacred Heart School in Wsstchester.

Wusu is a power guard with a strong body. Per David Cordova, he is known as a power guard:

He has plenty of energy, explosion and athleticism in his game. Has a lot of quickness in his game and loves to run on the fast break. When going up to the basket, he takes a lot of strong drives to the hole. He also has the ability to rebound in the low post.

In AAU play this year, Wusu was efficient, scoring 1.2 points per possession on 21.7% usage rate — fourth on the team, and that usage rate indicates a solidly involved contributor. He was second to Posh Alexander in steal rate, and shot 50% inside the arc, 34% outside the arc, and 84% at the free throw line.

Yes, St. John’s now has three guards committed (including JUCO guard Vince Cole [profile]) to a team that seems to need size. And yes, Dylan Wusu is not ranked on the major recruiting sites.

But Mike Anderson, in landing two physical, hard-driving guards, is looking to create the kind of attacking team he has had at his previous stops. Wusu’s addition may create a crowded backcourt, but his physicality should allow the team to consider him at multiple positions.

But by getting the bulk of the recruiting work early, the Red Storm should have flexibility in the case of transfers/ departures next year under the new coaching management.

Highlights of Dylan Wusu in game action (#2 in green)

Highlights of Posh Alexander and Dylan Wusu

Updated scholarship chart

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