The St. John’s Red Storm do not plan on letting any local talent get away. That is why it comes as no surprise that head coach, Steve Lavin, has already made an offer to 2015 recruit, Donovan Mitchell.
The scholarship offer was first reported on the mean streets of Twitter:
— Zach Braziller (@NYPost_Brazille) October 14, 2013
Donovan Mitchell is a three(ish) star recruit, but a player that some recruiting services have him rated as high as a four-star player or with an 80 grade.
The Red Storm are not the only program to offer the guard a scholarship. The Boston College Eagles, Cincinnati Bearcats, Providence Friars, Connecticut Huskies and more have all hurled an offer towards Mitchell’s direction.
Mitchell is a pretty intriguing prospect in the eyes of many college coaches. He broke his wrist last spring, was not able to compete in some major high school player “spotlight” games, but that has not stopped his rise up the recruiting ranks. It will be interesting to see if other programs start jumping on the bandwagon now that he is going to be able to showcase his skills.
Regardless, Donovan Mitchell — whose hometown is New York City, but currently plays in New Hampshire — is going to continue to see his star rise. For the sake of the Johnnies, though, let’s hope they continue to keep working on the recruiting trail and parlaying that to on-the-court success.
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