Nate Tabor, former St. John’s basketball commit, signs with Norfolk State

Former St. John's basketball commit Nate Tabor commits to Norfolk State.
Former St. John's basketball commit Nate Tabor commits to Norfolk State. /

Former St. John’s basketball commit Nate Tabor has commits to Norfolk State University after decommitting from the Red Storm last year.

Nate Tabor has officially committed to Norfolk State after a long and strange commitment.

Tabor, originally a St. John’s commit, decommitted from the Johnnies after former head coach Chris Mullin and the Red Storm parted ways last April.

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The Queens, New York native originally committed to St. John’s back in January 2019 before reopening his commitment on April 8, 2019.

A star at Sacred Heart High School (C.T.) was originally a Top-60 recruit in the Class of 2020, according to the 247 Sports Composite Rankings but has since slipped to the No. 294 player in the senior class, as well as the No. 49 small forward and No. 9 player in the state of Connecticut.

Prior to his commitment to St. John’s, programs such as Auburn, Connecticut, LSU, New Mexico, TCU, and Texas Tech were heavily on Tabor’s radar, but the 6-foot-5 forward ultimately picked the Red Storm due to its proximity to his home.

St. John’s tried to get back in Tabor’s recruitment process after head coach Mike Anderson was hired by the school, but it was ultimately too late and the three-star prospect wanted to take his talents elsewhere.

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Norfolk State, located in Norfolk, Virginia, only reached the NCAA Tournament in 2012, but did so in a major way, upsetting No. 2 seed Missouri in the Round of 64 although that upset was upstaged by No. 15 Lehigh’s victory over No. 2 Duke.

The Spartans won the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Regular Season Championship in 2019 and are coming off of a 16-15 season (12-4 MEAC) and did not play a game in the conference tournament due to its cancelation because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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St. John’s will bring in a five-man recruiting class made up of high school seniors Posh Alexander and Dylan Wusu, junior college stars Vince Cole and Isaih Moore, and George Washington graduate transfer Arnaldo Toro.