St. John’s basketball reaches out to three-star Class of 2022 small forward

The St. John's basketball mascot, Johnny Thunderbird
The St. John's basketball mascot, Johnny Thunderbird /

The St. John’s basketball team has reached out to Class of 2022 three-star small forward Chisom Okpara.

Mike Anderson recently completed a call with Class of 2022 three-star small forward Chisom Okpara.

Okpara is a star at Vermont Academy and is ranked as the No. 86 recruit in the country, the No. 28 small forward his class, and the No. 1 player in the state of Vermont, according to the 247 Sports Composite Rankings.

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Listed at 6-foot-7, the three-star is originally from Bronxville, New York and holds offers from Manhattan, Ole Miss, Bryant, Iona, Howard, Brown, Providence, DePaul, Massachusetts, and Yale.

In addition to St. John’s, Okpara also recently had phone calls with Cincinnati over the weekend and a call with Michigan on Monday but has not picked up an offer from either program as of yet.

Since the recruiting period has opened for the Class of 2022 on June 15 Mike Anderson and his coaching staff have been very busy reaching out to prospect and trying to make connections with the rising junior class.

There are several prospects, like Chisom Okpara, that have connected with St. John’s but not received offers but offers could be coming soon to these recruits if the players that the Red Storm are focusing in on and making more of a priority do not commit to the Johnnies.

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St. John’s does not have a commitment from a player in the Class of 2021 or 2022, but as stated that should change in the near future with the heavy progress the program is making on the recruiting trail.

Anderson does have the No. 77 incoming recruiting class in the country and No. 7 in the Big East, according to 247 Sports. The class is made up of five players, two high school prospects, two junior college players, and one graduate transfer.

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