Shamorie Ponds, the 6-foot guard recruit who is the Red Storm's top target in the 2016 class, canceled his visit to Minnesota, leaving what appears to be a three-team race for his services: St. John's, Providence, and Creighton.
According to Jefferson coach Bud Pollard, four- star guard Shamorie Ponds will not visit Minnesota this weekend. Was dad's decision. #SJUBB— Kenny Garner (@kengyank) September 16, 2015
For St. John's fans, this is a question about Ponds' mindset. Does he want to stay close to home?
Then St. John's is as close as he can get. Does he want to go far away? Creighton would be the answer.
Does he want to learn behind solidly talented guards (Kyron Cartwright and Drew Edwards) for two years? Providence might be the spot, then, though they say they can offer 30+ minutes per game of playing time.
Does he want to play alongside other small playmakers? St. John's might be the answer there, since Chris Mullin has stated that he wants to play Marcus LoVett and Federico Mussini together for heavy minutes.
Zach Braziller tells us a press conference to announce Ponds' commitment is coming, as befitting a top-100 player's decision, and the best senior player in New York City.
Can Chris Mullin reel in one of the city's best talents in his first offseason as St. John's head coach?