The St. John’s basketball program is hoping for a major contribution from a under-the-radar freshman.
There aren’t many talking about St. John’s basketball freshman Dylan Wusu.
Wusu flies under the radar in the preseason with fellow freshman and high school teammate Poah Alexander and junior college All-American Vince Cole along with the returning core from last year’s team, but Wusu should not be taken lightly.
Listed at 6-foot-4, 235 pounds, the freshman guard from the Bronx is a physically intimidating force as former Carolina Panthers middle linebacker Luke Kuechly was listed at 6-foot-3, 238 pounds.
Imagine being a defender and seeing a middle linebacker coming right at you, full speed with his eyes set on the rim.
Not a pleasant sight for opponents.
The Our Savior Lutheran (N.Y.) is known to light up the scoreboard, posting a 50-point game in his final high school season.
Dylan Wusu is ranked as a three-star prospect entering Queens by 247Sports and in the site’s Composite Rankings, the guard is ranked as the No. 373 recruit in the Class of 2020, No. 64 shooting guard, and No. 10 player in the state of New York.
It’s tough to envision 373 better players in the freshman class entering college that are better than Wusu and you can be sure that the guard is ready to carry that chip on his shoulder entering his first season as a Johnnnie.
How will St. John’s basketball utilize its freshman guard?
It’s more than likely that Dylan Wusu will come off the bench for head coach Mike Anderson to begin the season, but it could be possible that a place in the starting rotation could be in the cards for Wusu if he plays well.
Anderson showed in his first season at St. John’s that he is not committed to one starting lineup for the full season and in 2020-21, coaches will have to be flexible given what players will be available for each game.
It won’t be long before Dylan Wusu is taking the floor at Carnesecca Arena as St. John’s opens its season at home on November 25 against an opponent yet to be named.