St. John’s basketball offers highly rated New York prospect in Class of ’22

The St. John's basketball team sits on the bench during a timeout. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) *** Local Caption ***
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Mike Anderson and the St. John’s basketball program extended an offer to Class of 2022 prospect Roddy Gayle.

Keeping New York recruits in their home state has to be the mission statement for the St. John’s basketball team and although that has not gone perfectly according to plan as of yet for the Red Storm, Mike Anderson is trying to reel in an in-state player.

The program is the latest to offer Youngstown, New York native Roddy Gayle Jr., who is one of the top prospects in the Class of 2022.

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A standout at Lewiston Porter Senior High School (NY), the up-state native is ranked as the No. 58 player in the rising junior class, No. 10 shooting guard in his class, and the No. 1 player in the state of New York, according to the 247 Sports Composite Rankings.

Listed at 6-foot-4, 195 pounds, the shooting guard also has offers from Alabama, Connecticut, DePaul, Georgetown, Georgia, Louisville, LSU, Marquette, Nebraska, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rutgers, Seton Hall, Syracuse, TCU, Wake Forest, and Xavier, among others.

St. John’s has recently lost recruits to two of their Big East rivals who have already offered Gayle as Georgetown was able to land priority Class of 2021 recruit Jordan Riley and UConn just landed big man Samson Johnson.

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The Johnnies are eyeing a monster Class of 2022 with priority recruit Kyle Cuffe Jr. having family ties to the program with his father, Kyle Cuffe, playing in Queens from 2000-2004 and the ideal scenario for Mike Anderson and his staff would be to land an early commitment from Cuffe Jr., a Top-100 recruit in his class, to get the momentum started on the recruiting trail for the program.

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Following landing its first pledge in the Class of 2021 Drissa Traore, St. John’s must try and build something on the recruiting trail as it’s foes in the Big East continue to reload for the foreseeable seasons.