Class of 2023 prospect already getting interest from St. John’s basketball

St. John's basketball head coach Mike Anderson (Mandatory Credit: Steven Branscombe-USA TODAY Sports)
St. John's basketball head coach Mike Anderson (Mandatory Credit: Steven Branscombe-USA TODAY Sports) /

Class of 2023 prospect Spencer Joyner is already gathering interest from the St. John’s basketball program.

St. John’s is still in the early stages of scouting members of the Class of 2023 and while head coach Mike Anderson and his staff have extended a handful of offers to recruits, the program continues to show interest in players around the country.

Spencer Joyner, a fast rising local prospect in the class, is one of those recruits gathering interest from the Red Storm and he recently broke down his recruitment with Jake Weingarten of Stock Risers.

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Joyner already hold offers from Arkansas-Little Rock, Coppin State, Fairfield, Howard, LSU, Merrimack, Rider, Seton Hall, and Texas A&M, but there are a handful of high majors who are expressing interest in the 6-foot-4, 185 pound guard.

The most recent offer to come in to Joyner is from Rick Pitino and the Iona Gales.

The standout at Newark Arts High School (N.J.) is gathering interest from Creighton, Marquette, Maryland, Rutgers, and St. John’s and the point guard also told Weingarten that Auburn and Wake Forest are the newest schools to express interest in him.

Of the programs that have either offered or shown interest in him, Spencer Joyner said that he has had the most contact with Seton Hall, Texas A&M, and Creighton.

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Joyner described his game to Weingarten as “an all-around game,” he also said, “I can attack the basket and finish, shoot the [jumper], be a playmaker, and get my teammates involved and do whatever I need to do to contribute to my team winning games.”

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St. John’s does not have a commitment in the Class of 2023, nor the Class of 2022, but head coach Mike Anderson has picked up steam with two commitments in the Class of 2021 after a long stretch without landing a high school prospect after becoming the head coach of the Red Storm.