Assistant coach Matt Abdelmassih went to watch St. John's target Jordan Tucker Tuesday night. By the end of the night Archbishop Stepinac teammate Aundre Hyatt held an offer from the Johnnies.
St. John's offered 6-6 2016 Aundre Hyatt of Stepinac yesterday while watching Jordan Tucker. Hyatt picked up an Iona offer over weekend.— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) January 20, 2016
This Class of 2018 Small Forward hails from White Plains, NY and attends the same high school as four-star Jordan Tucker. Hyatt is a recruit that is starting to catch the eye of some of the nation's mightier basketball programs.
Stepinac soph Aundre Hyatt w/offers from St. John's, Iona, interest from Oklahoma St., Indiana, Stanford, Fairfield, James Madison and Yale.— Varsity Insider (@lohudinsider) January 20, 2016
In addition to all the schools above Rutgers has shown interest. Some members of the Rutgers staff were watching Aundre Hyatt on Tuesday night as well.
It is easy to see why Hyatt is gaining so much interest nationally. Hyatt is a very athletic 6-foot-6 and 170 pound forward. Some of his strengths include his 3-point shooting, strong on-ball defense, the ability to block shots, and ball handling. Hyatt is also a very determined student. His high school coach Pat Massaroni recently said Aundre has a 97 average.
"Aundre is a very talented player who still has a ton to learn and improve on," Stepinac coach Pat Massaroni said. "This is only the beginning to many other schools."
There is no reason to believe Hyatt's recruitment will end soon, which means St. John's needs to make landing the Stepinac duo of Tucker and Hyatt a priority in the coming years.