St. John’s basketball target Jordan Riley officially announces Top-5 schools

St. John's basketball head coach Mike Anderson talks to his bench during a game. (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images)
St. John's basketball head coach Mike Anderson talks to his bench during a game. (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images) /

St. John’s basketball target Jordan Riley has released his Top-5 schools as he will make a decision in the very near future.

Just yesterday this site published an article saying St. John’s would be in trouble if the Red Storm did not make and Top-5 for the four-star recruit Jordan Riley but thankfully that is not the case anymore for the Johnnies.

As first reported by Zach Braziller of the New York Post and then confirmed by multiple sources, Riley’s Top-5 finalists include St. John’s, Georgetown, Connecticut, Kansas, and Florida State.

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The shooting guard is expected to make a decision by the end of the month, but an announcement could come even sooner from the Brentwood High School star.

Out of the schools in Riley’s finalists, St. John’s has been recruiting the shooting guard the longest as Connecticut offered the prospect in mid-June while Kansas and Florida State just offered the New York native at the end of June.

Patrick Ewing and the Georgetown Hoyas offered Riley at the end of April.

Other schools that offered Jordan Riley and did not make the cut as a finalist were DePaul, Georgia, Iona, Kansas State, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Seton Hall, Virginia Tech, and Wake Forest.

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Riley also is a standout for the New York Lighting on the Nike EYBL Circuit and St. John’s was one of the first programs to offer him back on January 14.

After being named in his Top-5, St. John’s, it’s fans, and the coaching staff should feel good about its changes of landing Jordan Riley as the first commitment from a player in the Class of 2021.

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Fans should keep a close eye to social media in the coming days for an announcement from Jordan Riley to see where he will be spending the next for years of his academic and athletic career.