St. John’s basketball offers pair of local freshmen teammates

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

St. John’s basketball offered a pair of local teammates in the Class of 2024. 

The St. John’s basketball program is once again targeting local teammates to recruit to Queens as the Johnnies have extended offers to Archbishop Stepinac standouts Johnuel “Boogie” Fland Jr. and Jacob Hogarth.

Fland Jr. and Hogarth are both members of the Class of 2024.

Boogie Fland Jr. has seen his recruitment ramp up over the last month while landing offers from Maryland, Pittsburgh, Fordham, and Miami (FL) since March 8 while also having scholarships from Bryant, Sienna, Rider, and Long Island.

Fland Jr. is listed as a 6-foot-2 point guard out of Harlem, New York and if the last month is any indication, his recruitment is only going to blossom over his next three years at the high school level.

Jacob Hogarth, a 6-foot-8 power forward, out of White Plains, New York also has major conference offers from Maryland and Creighton.

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Hogarth landed both of those scholarships before he played a minute in a high school basketball game, seeing an offer from the Bluejays come in on August 8, 2020 and the Terps offer on August 20.

The young big man also holds an offer from Bryant.

St. John’s has also recently handed out offers to Class of 2024 prospects Dwayne Pierce (Christ the King) and Ian Jackson (Cardinal Hayes).

St. John’s basketball loves targeting high school teammates

As head coach Mike Anderson and his coaching staff prepare for its third season in Queens, the recruiting philosophy of the staff seems apparent but the focus of brining in high school teammates is very clear.

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St. John’s landed Our Savior Lutheran standouts Posh Alexander and Dylan Addae-Wusu in Anderson’s first true recruiting class and the Johnnies will add Long Island Lutheran stars Rafael Pinzon and Drissa Traore for the 2021-22 season.

Perhaps Boogie Fland Jr. and Jacob Hogarth will become another pair of New York high school teammates to link up in Queens with the St. John’s Red Storm.

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