Telling quote from recruit proves he’s perfect fit with St. John’s basketball

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A quote from a St. John’s basketball recruit proves he’s a perfect fit with the Red Storm.

Kyle Cuffe Jr. is the top prize for St. John’s in the Class of 2022.

If the Red Storm don’t land the Blair Academy (N.J.) standout, it will be a massive disappointment for Mike Anderson and his staff, who have picked things up on the recruiting trail in recent weeks with landing Class of 2021 prospects Drissa Traore and Rafael Pinzon.

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But landing Cuffe Jr. is a huge step in bringing the top players in the tristate area to Queens, considering Anderson has only landed high school prospects from two schools, Our Savior Lutheran and Long Island Lutheran.

In a recent interview with Jake Weingarten of Stock Risers, Kyle Cuffe Jr. proved that he would be the perfect fit in the culture and system Mike Anderson created at St. John’s in his first season.

“My game is real simple. I will guard you non-stop, I am aggressive, I can knock down shots offensively and I’ll keep attacking you,” Cuffe said.

If that doesn’t make the hair stand up on the arms of Anderson, his staff, and St. John’s fan I don’t know what will.

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However, despite the clear reasons why the Red Storm could be viewed as one of the favorites for Kyle Cuffe Jr., it’s not going to be easy as many high-level programs are coming after the four-star guard including the Kansas Jayhawks, who were his most recent offer in the beginning of September.

Cuffe Jr. also holds offers from Stony Brook, Manhattan, Holy Cross, Hofstra, Connecticut, Seton Hall, Iona, Pittsburgh, Iona, UCLA, Providence, Texas A&M, Kansas State, Bryant, Rutgers, Georgetown, and Georgia.

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The 247 Sports Composite Rankings places the 6-foot-1, 173 pound guard at No. 101 in the country, No. 14 combo guard in the Class of 2022, and No. 3 prospect in the state of New Jersey.