According to the Twitter profile of Lakeland Prep (FL) guard Jay Henderson, the 6’4" wing will play at St. John’s.
Recent rumors have indicated that Jay Henderson was considering an offer to walk-on at St. John's, despite having listed offers from the likes of Dayton, Florida State, Purdue and Seton Hall, per Rivals.com, from as far back as 2012.
But in 2013, Henderson was said to be waiting until the late period to sign with a school, so perhaps the offers did not pan out. Henderson was rumored to be a candidate for a prep year.
Still, Henderson visited St. John's in June on an unofficial trip, where he had the chance to meet rapper Fat Joe.
Florida wing Jay Henderson visited St John's unofficially Monday and said he loved it. #sjubb— Zach Braziller (@NYPost_Brazille) June 5, 2014
An evaluation of Henderson from Rivals in 2012:
He's a good spot-up shooter, makes smart decisions with the ball and is starting to grow into his frame. He's had mid- to high-majors in to see him, and the development of his strength and off-the-dribble scoring game will play a big role in what level he ends up playing in college.
Henderson may have lost some of the attentions of some of his other suitors, but perhaps the St. John's staff sees strong potential in Jay Henderson's game and length, as they do with Myles Stewart, who also committed as a walk-on earlier this year.
Along with walk-ons Henderson and Myles Stewart, St. John's has brought in JUCO rebounder Keith Thomas, developmental local high school center Adonis Delarosa and late-signing shooting forward Amar Alibegovic to fill the roster after the departures of Orlando Sanchez, Jakarr Sampson, Marc-Antoine Bourgault and Max Hooper.
The Rumble will continue to track these developments.