St. John’s basketball hands out pair of offers in Class of 2024

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St. John’s basketball handed out a pair of offers in the Class of 2024. 

It’s always better to be early than late on the recruiting trail and that’s exactly what the St. John’s basketball program has been doing over then last 24 hours.

Head coach Mike Anderson and his coaching staff have handed out two offers in the last day to Class of 2024 recruits Dwayne Pierce and Ian Jackson.

Pierce, a freshman at Christ the King (N.Y.), landed an offer from the Johnnies on Tuesday, March 23 and also has offers from Nebraska and New Mexico State.

The 6-foot-4 shooting guard plays for the PSA Cardinals on the AAU circuit who hails from Amityville, New York.

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St. John’s also extended an offer to Ian Jackson, a freshman standout at Cardinal Hayes High School (N.Y.), on Wednesday, March 24.

The Johnnies are the first Power-5 school to offer to the 6-foot-6 shooting guard as he also holds an offer from Bryant as a Bronx, New York native.

St. John’s basketball targeting local prospects in Class of 2024

It’s still a long way off, but the Johnnies seem to be targeting local prospects in the current high school freshmen class as the only other offer the Red Storm have handed out, according to 247 Sports, is to Tarik Watson out of Don Bosco Preparatory (N.J.).

Watson has a brother, Akil, in the Class of 2023 who also has an offer from St. John’s.

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Current Red Storm forward Marcellus Earlington is a product of Don Bosco while head coach Mike Anderson is still looking to bring his first recruit to Queens from either Cardinal Hayes or Christ the King.

Anderson has brought Our Savior Lutheran (N.Y.) products Posh Alexander and Dylan Addae-Wusu to Queens as well as his Class of 2021 signees from Long Island Lutheran (N.Y.), Drissa Traore and Rafael Pinzon.

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