Massive St. John’s basketball recruit set to announce Top-6 finalists

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St. John’s basketball recruit Kyle Cuffe Jr. will announce his Top-6 schools on Friday. 

St. John’s basketball fans will be on pins and needles until Friday as massive recruiting news will be coming for the Red Storm.

On the heels of the Johnnies landing a  commitment from Class of 2021 power forward O’mar Stanley, Class of 2022 priority recruit Kyle Cuffe Jr. will announce his Top-6 finalists on Friday, according to a report from Tipton Edits.

This is the biggest date for St. John’s fans to circle on their calendars, prior to the start of the 2020-21 regular season, as the Red Storm are eyeing a huge haul in the 2022 recruiting class, led by Cuffe Jr.

Head coach Mike Anderson and his coaching staff offered the 6-foot-2 shooting guard on December 15, 2019 and the hope is that all of their recruiting efforts over the last year will pay off.

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Disappointing would an understatement if the St. John’s basketball program fails to at least make his Top-6 given how long they’ve been involved in his recruitment.

According to the 247 Sports Composite rankings, Cuffe Jr. is rated as a four-star prospect and is ranked as the No. 109 overall recruit, No. 15 shooting guard, and No. 4 player in the state of New Jersey in the Class of 2022.

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The Blairstown, New Jersey native has received a plethora of offers from the likes of Kansas, Kansas State, Georgetown, Rutgers, Seton Hall, Connecticut, UCLA, and Iona amongst others.

Kyle Cuffe Jr. is the son of Kyle Cuffe Sr. who played four seasons at St. John’s from 2000-2004, averaging 8.1 points per game in his time in Queens.

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Along with the hope that Kyle Cuffe Jr. will include the Red Storm in his Top-6, St. John’s can now focus on the Class of 2022 with last night’s commitment rounding out the 2021 class, unless there are any unexpected departures.

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