St. John’s basketball virtually meets with newly offered recruits

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 conducted virtual meetings with newly offered Mustapha Amzil and Federiko Federiko.

St. John’s isn’t wasting any time on the recruiting trail as it was announced on Wednesday morning that the program conducted virtual meetings with newly offered Class of 2021 recruit Mustapha Amzil and Class of 2022 recruit Federiko Federiko.

The announcement of the meetings was first announced by Jake Weingarten of Stock Risers.

Both men received scholarship offers from Mike Anderson and his coaching staff just this past weekend.

Mustapha Amzil, a 6-foot-10 center, would fill the final scholarship spot for 2021, after the Red Storm missed out on transfer Kamani Johnson.

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Amzil fits the mold of what St. John’s is looking for to fill this slot more than Johnson anyway, but the race for Amzil is starting to heat up.

The Finland native has also received offers from Dayton, Maryland, Oklahoma State, and Pittsburgh but the competition is starting to get even tougher.

Earlier on Wednesday, it was also reported that Hubert Davis of North Carolina has reached out to the Finnish forward. Now with a blue blood like Carolina entering the fray, it makes it that much more difficult for Amzil as his stock is only rising from here on out.

In an interview with Stockrisers, Amzil also said that Duke, Kentucky, and Florida have also made contact.

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Mustapha Amzil hasn’t given a timeline for his recruitment yet, but the Red Storm are going to have quite the battle on their hands in order to try to successfully recruit the center to Queens.

St. John’s has already received commitments from Long Island Lutheran standouts Drissa Traore and Rafel Pinzon in the Class of 202.

Federiko Federiko is a 7-foot prospect, originally from South Sudan, who would also be a huge get for the Red Storm in order to finally recruit a big, dominating rim protector, something that has been a struggle to do for years.

Federiko has received offers from Cal State Bakersfield and Oklahoma State besides the Red Storm.

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