St. John’s basketball offers two big men from Pennsylvania

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

The St. John’s basketball program has offered two big men from different classes from the state of Pennsylvania.

The St. John’s basketball program immediately responded to the Franck Kepnang news on Saturday by handing out offers to two big men: Class of 2021 forward Mustapha Amzil and Class of 2022 seven-footer Federiko Federiko. 

The news of the offers was first reported by Jake Weingarten of Stockrisers and confirmed by multiple sources.

Both prospects currently attend First Love Christian Academy in Washington, Pennslyvania.

The Red Storm will have some competition for the 6-foot-10 Mustapha Amzil as he has received offers from the likes of Dayton, Maryland, Boston College, and the University of South Florida.

Amzil, a Kotka, Finland native, is one that may rise up recruiting boards as the year goes on as he’s described as a skilled combo forward that has some good scoring ability and has already received the attention of some power conference teams like the aforementioned Dayton Flyers and Maryland Terrapins, with likely more on the way.

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If he were to commit, Mustapha Amzil would fill the final open scholarship spot the Red Storm have for the Class of 2021 while Federiko Federiko is more of an eye for the future.

The seven-footer Federiko Federiko is part of the 2022 recruiting class, a class where the Red Storm is eyeing a huge overhaul in a year where most of the current core makeup of the team will be graduating, assuming they all stick around for all four years.

Federiko is originally from Torit, South Sudan and at 7-foot he would be a monumental get for a St. John’s program that has struggled for years to consistently recruit a big, rim-protecting forward/center.

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Mustapha Amzil has not yet given a timeline for his commitment but is now added to the Red Storm’s options for the final spot in the 2021 class.

He now joins presumptive top target JUCO center Carlos Curry as the two players the program will look at the most to recruit a big, dominating center in the immediate future.

Both players, or Curry would, fill the huge desire for a big and represent a huge recruiting win for Mike Anderson his coaching staff.

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