St. John’s basketball offers three-star Class of 2021 power forward

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

Three-star power forward and Class of 2021 recruit O’mar Stanley received an offer from the St. John’s basketball program.

Well, St. John’s extended an offer to another Class of 2021 prospect and it might express some doubt within the staff if you try and read between the lines.

Late Monday night the Red Storm extended an offer to three-star power forward O’mar Stanley.

Stanley, an Overland Park, Kansas native and standout at Link Year Preparatory School, stands at 6-foot-8, 240 pounds.

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St. John’s is only the second Power-5 program to offer the power forward. Stanley also picked up an offer from Ole Miss back in July, the first program to extend an offer to him.

O’mar Stanley also has offers from Southeast Missouri State, Milwaukee, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Tulsa, and Austin Peay.

However, the offer to Stanley might show some doubt in the minds of head coach Mike Anderson and his coaching staff regarding others offers they have out in the class as the Johnnies are looking for a big man to round out its Class of 2021 recruiting crop.

The Red Storm already have commitments from Long Island Lutheran standouts Drissa Traore and Rafael Pinzon but the program is still looking for a dominant paint force to put the finishing touches on its class.

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St. John’s has offered junior college center Carlos Curry and 6-foot-9 power forward Mustapha Amzil, who has seen his recruitment explode in October.

In watching film on Stanley, his game would suit Anderson’s system quite well as he is very aggressive on both sides of the ball, getting vertical at the rim on defense, and can score from a multitude of positions on offense.

O’mar Stanley can score with his back to the basket and can put the ball on the ground and get to the rim, when needed.

Will those qualities be able to translate to the next level?

St. John’s fans would have to trust the player development skills of Mike Anderson if the program is able to land the versatile power forward.

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