St. John’s basketball program offers Class of 2021 SG Daylen Berry

The St. John's basketball logo on the team shorts. (Photo by Porter Binks/Getty Images)
The St. John's basketball logo on the team shorts. (Photo by Porter Binks/Getty Images) /

The St. John’s basketball team offered a scholarship to Class of 2021 shooting guard Daylen Berry on Monday evening.

Monday night brought more news on the recruiting trail for the St. John’s Red Storm as head coach Mike Anderson and the program extended an offer to Class of 2021 prospect Daylen Berry.

The offer to the shooting guard comes hours after rising senior Drissa Traore officially announced his commitment to the Johnnies as the first player to join the 2021 recruiting class.

Berry, a Cary, North Carolina native and standout at Panther Creek High School (NC), announced the offer on his Twitter page as the Red Storm become the first power conference program to offer the 6-foot-5 shooting guard.

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Daylen Berry also holds offers from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Charleston Southern, James Madison, North Carolina Central, Wofford, George Mason, Fairfield, Charlotte, Loyola Chicago, and East Tennessee State.

St. John’s also recently made the Top-10 finalists for Class of 2021 shooting guard Nisine Poplar but competition for Poplar seems to be much more stiff than Berry in terms of major conference schools.

Berry is ranked as a two-star recruit by Verbal Commits but has not been able to crack the recruiting rankings from other sites such as Rivals, ESPN, or 247 Sports.

If all things remain according to plan to begin the 2021-22 season, something that is very unlikely to happen, the Red Storm still have two open scholarships following the commitment of Drissa Traore.

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The Johnnies are only scheduled to lose point guard Rasheem Dunn and graduate transfer Arnoldo Toro following the anticipated 2020-21 campaign.

Daylen Berry has not provided a timetable for the remainder of his recruitment period as NCAA recruiting rules and regulations are still preventing players from taking visits on campus to schools amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.