St. John’s basketball becomes latest program to contact Philly guard

St. John's basketball target Lynn Greer III (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
St. John's basketball target Lynn Greer III (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /

The St. John’s basketball program has become the latest to contact Class of 2021 point guard Lynn Greer III.

Mike Anderson and the St. John’s basketball program has become the latest school to reach out to IMG Academy’s Lynn Greer III, according to Jake Weingarten of Stock Risers.

Greer III reclassified from the Class of 2022 to the Class of 2021 in mid-September.

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The 6-foot-1 point guard stared at Roman Catholic High School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania but will be heading down to IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida for his final year of high school.

The Philly native briefly left Roman Catholic for powerhouse Oak Hill Academy (Va.) before leaving the school and returned to Philadelphia.

Lynn Greer III is ranked as a three-star prospect and the No. 209 recruit in the country, No. 34 point guard, and No. 8 player in the state of Pennsylvania, according to the 247 Sports Composite Rankings.

The site lists Temple, Florida, Iowa, Maquette, Miami, Oregon, Penn State, and Wake Forest, among others as programs that have extended offers to him but schools like Notre Dame, Villanova, and now St. John’s are also interested.

The 247 Sports Crystal Ball also pegs Temple as an overwhelming favorite to land Greer III as the prospect has not given a timeline for a potential commitment date cutdown of his top schools.

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St. John’s will be losing point guard Rasheem Dunn following the 2020-21 season and while there are a handful of combo guards and shooting guards on the roster, the Red Storm do not have a true point guard for the following year.

Incoming freshman Posh Alexander can develop into a true ball handler and facilitator for the Johnnies but that needs to be proven in his first year at the colligate level.

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Mike Anderson and his coaching staff have yet to land a commitment from a player in the Class of 2021 after coming off a five-man incoming class in the Class of 2020.