St. John’s basketball does not make Top-6 for best New York recruit

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The St. John’s basketball program did not make the Top-6 finalists for Roddy Gayle.

One of the top prospects in the state of New York did not include the St. John’s basketball program in his Top-6 finalists.

Roddy Gayle, a top-tier recruit in the Class of 2022, released his Top-6 finalists on Monday afternoon and the Youngstown, New York native will make his final decision between Ohio State, Connecticut, Pittsburgh, Marquette, Syracuse, and Georgetown.

Many recruiting experts are pegging Gayle to commit to either Ohio State or Syracuse but the four-star recruit left St. John’s off his list after receiving an offer from head coach Mike Anderson and his coaching staff back on August 9.

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Gayle also cut Kansas, Louisville, Seton Hall, Bryant, LSU, Xavier, DePaul, TCU, Nebraska, Georgia, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Wake Forest, Alabama, Canisius, Niagara, Rutgers, and Buffalo from his list.

The 6-foot-4 shooting guard is ranked as the No. 76 player in the Class of 2022, No. 7 shooting guard, and No. 1 player in the state of New York, according to the 247 Sports Composite Rankings.

Roddy Gayle is set to announce his decision on Friday, November 13.

Why St. John’s basketball should still be confident about Class of 2022.

Despite not having a chance with Roddy Gayle, St. John’s is still eyeing a massive haul in the Class of 2022, led by legacy prospect Kyle Cuffe Jr.

The Red Storm are still connected with many prospects in the junior class but it remains to be seen when these recruits will want to announce their college decisions given the recruiting restrictions still in place by the NCAA and lack of on-campus visits.

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As St. John’s has picked up steam within the Class of 2021 late in the recruiting calendar, expect to the Johnnies to try and get in the mix with commitment in the Class of 2022 sooner rather than later in regards to this past recruiting year.

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