St. John’s basketball Class of 2021 target announces decision date

St. John's basketball head coach Mike Anderson (Photo by Porter Binks/Getty Images)
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St. John’s basketball recruiting target Alden Applewhite set his college decision date . 

Tipton Edits announced on Tuesday morning that St. John’s basketball recruiting target and Class of 2021 forward Alden Applewhite will make his commitment on February 26.

The Chandler, Arizona native released his Top-5 list in the fall which included St. John’s.

In addition to the Red Storm, the 6-foot-7 forward included Mississippi State, Clemson, Iowa State, and Wake Forest.

Applewhite is ranked as a three-star recruit and is listed as the No. 164 recruit in his class, No. 36 small forward, and the No. 6 player in the state of Arizona, according to the 247 Sports Composite Rankings.

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The Johnnies was heavily recruiting Applewhite last summer even staying in contact daily according to the prospect, but the Red Storm have some tough competition to land a commitment from the Class of 2021 recruit.

The 247Sports Crystal Ball, as predicted by Mississippi State insider Paul Jones, currently has Alden Applewhite landing in Starkville, Mississippi, as does Rivals recruiting expert Rob Cassidy.

Cassidy logged his prediction on Tuesday morning whole Jones has been forecasting the Bulldogs to land Applewhite for just under a year.

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Adding Alden Applewhite would add some depth at the wing position but St. John’s is in good hands with players such as Julian Champagnie, Greg Williams Jr., Dylan Addae-Wusu, and Vince Cole.

St. John’s currently has inked a three-man recruiting class for next season, headlined by Long Island Lutheran teammates Rafael Pinzon and Drissa Traore as well as Missouri native O’Mar Stanley.

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Mid-season transfer Esahia Nyiwe will also be eligible to see the court next year.

Nyiwe is a junior college transfer who originally signed with Texas Tech last summer, but then transferred over to the St. John’s after logistical issues with the Red Raiders.

The 6-foot-10 forward is already on campus and has been practicing with the team but will not play for the Red Storm this season.

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