St. John’s basketball ready to hand keys over to star freshman guard

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The St. John’s basketball program is ready to hand the keys over to a freshman guard.

Head coach Mike Anderson is still building his St. John’s basketball program and in his first season he never had his true freshman guard.

That has all changed now.

The Red Storm landed point guard Posh Alexander and all indications point to the prospect shining in his first season in Queens in the up-tempo system of Anderson.

Alexander is ranked as a three-star recruit and the No. 248 recruit in the country, No. 29 combo guard, and No. 6 player in the state of New York, according to the 247 Sports Composite Rankings.

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Earlier in his high school career, Alexander was as high as No. 44 in the Class of 2020 but fell back in the rankings following injuries prior to his senior year.

However, the guard showed his full potential following a 60-point effort last winter where he shot 24-of-40 with eight assists and seven rebounds.

Posh Alexander could very well be the starting point guard of St. John’s when the season begins although it remains to be seen if Alexander would play alongside senior guard Rasheem Dunn or if one of those guards would lead the second unit.

At Our Savior Lutheran, Alexander was teammates with fellow freshman guard Dylan Wusu.

Posh Alexander could be the next star for St. John’s basketball

The Big East has seen its fair share of standout guards in the last four years, most recently and notably Myles Powell of Seton Hall and St. John’s could have its next standout right in front of their eyes.

Posh Alexander could be the next version of Powell, which many thought Shamorie Ponds would be for the Johnnies, although Ponds never came close to the team success Powell did with the Pirates.

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St. John’s will open its season on November 25 at home against St. Peter’s University as Alexander will see his first ever action at the colligate level.

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