Potential St. John’s basketball target does not include Red Storm in Top-6

St. John's basketball head coach Mike Anderson calls out instructions. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
St. John's basketball head coach Mike Anderson calls out instructions. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images) /

Class of 2021 shooting guard Brandon Weston did not include the St. John’s basketball team in his Top-6 finalists.

Not so great recruiting news hit the news wire for the St. John’s Red Storm on Monday afternoon as Class of 2021 shooting guard Brandon Weston announced his Top-6 finalists.

In a video on his Twitter page the four-star prospect announced that he will make his eventual decision between Western Illinois, Seton Hall, Wake Forest, Pittsburgh, Illinois, and Michigan.

Weston also held offers from Arizona State, Massachusetts, Nebraska, St. Louis, St. John’s, and Alabama-Birmingham, among others.

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Ranked as the No. 63 recruit in the Class of 2021, No. 11 small forward, and No. 4 player in the state of Illinois, according to the 247 Sports Composite Rankings, Weston will be looking to make a splash at whichever program he lands at.


Brandon Weston picked up an offer from St. John’s back in July of 2019 and visited the campus and facilities in late August of 2019.

A player of the caliber of Weston has been a piece St. John’s has been missing for quite sometime, listed as a 6-foot-5, 195 pound small forward who can score at all three levels and has the grit and toughness like any Chicago/New York basketball player would as he stars at Morgan Park High School.

However, Brandon Weston still has those New York and Chicago roots instilled in him, he will be heading to Hillcrest Preparatory School in Arizona for his senior season as he originally hails from Brooklyn, New York.

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That sentiment is something St. John’s must build its recruiting foundation on with New York City and tri-state arena recruits as the Johnnies were able to get on the board in the Class of 2021 with a commitment from Drissa Traore, Harlem, New York native.

Brandon Weston has not provided a timeline for the remainder of his recruitment as timelines continue to be foggy with NCAA recruiting dead periods extended because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.