St. John’s basketball completes virtual meeting with prospect Drissa Traore

The St. John's basketball mascot dances at Madison Square Garden. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)
The St. John's basketball mascot dances at Madison Square Garden. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images) /

The St. John’s basketball program hosted another meeting with 2021 recruit Drissa Traore on Wednesday.

On Wednesday afternoon the St. John’s basketball program conducted another virtual meeting with 2021 recruit Drissa Traore.

The Red Storm offered the prospect out of Harlem back in September of 2019 and recently conducted a Zoom meeting last month with Traore as well.

He will be set to visit the St. John’s campus in August, if and when NCAA recruiting dead period is over as caused by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

The news of the meeting was reported by recruiting expert Andrew Slater.

The 6-foot-8 forward holds offers from Illinois, Sienna, Marist, La Salle, Fordham, Massachusetts, Bryant, St. Louis, Manhattan, and Stony Brook. Traore has not stated any timeline of when he will make his decision yet

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Drissa Traore currently plays at Long Island Lutheran High School which has become known recently to produce some good talent including highly rated 2020 recruit Andre Curbello.

The Class of 2021 forward is rated as a two-star prospect according to Verbal Commits, but is listed as a three-star on ESPN.

In addition, the rising senior is set for a breakout season as he will be taking on a bigger role for Long Island Lutheran with the graduations of Curbello and forward Zed Key.

ESPN ranks Traore as the No. 46 power forward in the 2021 class and he could rise even further with a breakout senior campaign.

The New York native has become one of the top targets for 2021 after the Red Storm missed out on another local recruit in Jordan Riley last week when he committed to Big East rival Georgetown.

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After missing out on Riley, St. John’s is still without a commitment in the Class of 2021 but the arrival of Posh Alexander and Dylan Wusu mean there are plenty of options at the guard position.

However,  the emphasis from here on out for Mike Anderson and his staff should be on players like Traore and other front-court options, especially another rim protector.