St. John’s basketball recruiting target Ramel Lloyd Jr. cuts list of suitors

St. John's basketball head coach Mike Anderson (Photo by Porter Binks/Getty Images)
St. John's basketball head coach Mike Anderson (Photo by Porter Binks/Getty Images) /

St. John’s basketball recruiting target Ramel Lloyd Jr. has cut his list down to eight programs.

Following in the footsteps of not landing the commitment of Class of 2022 target Kyle Cuffe Jr., the St. John’s basketball program received more bad news on the recruiting trail.

Junior Ramel Lloyd Jr. trimmed his list down to eight schools as the Red Storm did not survive the cutdown.

Lloyd Jr. is still considering Arkansas, Baylor, Illinois, Oregon, Nebraska, Arizona, Rutgers, and Washington.

A Temecula, California native, Lloyd Jr. attended the Taft School (CA) last season and has since transferred to national powerhouse Sierra Canyon (CA) ahead of the 2020-21 campaign.

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Ramel Lloyd Jr., a 6-foot-6, 190 pound small forward, is ranked as a four-star prospect, the No. 65 recruit in the class of 2022, No. 15 at his position, and No. 9 player in the state of California, according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings.

St. John’s has offered Ramel Lloyd Jr. on April 13 but along with the Johnnies, the small forward cut  Ole Miss, LSU, Oklahoma State, San Diego State, Georgetown, Kansas, Massachusetts, Southern California, Arizona State, Manhattan, TCU, Fresno State, DePaul, Dayton, and UNLV from his Top-8.

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Despite putting together an effective group of player in the Class of 2021, albeit late in the recruiting cycle, St. John’s was gearing up for a massive haul in the Class of 2022 but that looks shaky at the moment.

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The hope was that Cuffe Jr. would headline the best class in the short tenure of Mike Anderson in Queens, potentially targeting in on shooting guards Nick Smith and Jaquan Sanders, small forward Sadiku Ayo, in addition to 7-foot center Silas Sunday.

St. John’s has the No. 60 2021 recruiting class in the country and No. 10 in the Big East, according to 247 Sports, while still looking for that first commitment in the Class of 2022.

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