O’mar Stanley commits to St. John’s basketball, adding to Class of 2021

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The St. John’s basketball team landed the commitment of O’mar Stanley after a short recruitment.

Another commitment has been landed by Mike Anderson and the St. John’s basketball program as O’mar Stanley is set to become the next member of the Red Storm.

Stanley committed to the Johnnies after a short recruitment, only receiving an offer from Anderson and his coaching staff on October 27.


The 6-foot-8 power forward then announced Top-3 finalists on November 7 including St. John’s, Tulsa, and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

St. John’s already landed Long Island Lutheran stars Drissa Traroe and Rafael Pinzon in its Class of 2021 and now with the addition of Stanley, Anderson has the big man that he has coveted to potentially cap off his next incoming class in Queens.

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Traore, Pinzon, and Stanley are expected to sign their National Letter of Intents this week and officially become the next crop of Johnnies.

O’mar Stanley is listed as a center, although his frame projects him as more of a power forward, but he is ranked as a three-star recruit and the No. 291 player in the Class of 2021, No. 44 center, and No. 9 player in the state of Missouri, according to the 247 Sports Composite Rankings.

How O’mar Stanley fits with St. John’s basketball program.

Despite being shorter than the size of a traditional center, Stanley is the perfect player for the system Mike Anderson wants to run with the St. John’s basketball team.

Stanley is a tough forward who excels defensively, although there are things to work on with his offensive game.

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The Link Year Prep (MO) standout can score with his back to the basket and put the ball on the ground and attack the basket when asked, but the Overland Park, Kansas native is always around the rim and makes his presence known on put-backs and rebounding as he plays bigger than his size indicates.

Head coach Mike Anderson hinted at the idea a commitment could be coming today after tweeting out his standard video for when the Red Storm land a player.

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