The St. John’s basketball program is continuing to seek out young prospects.
Some college basketball programs can entering recruiting races late and still land some of the top prospects in the country, the St. John’s basketball program is not like that and its coaching staff knows it.
The Johnnies have recently extended an offer to Class of 2024 forward Tyler Betsey, as first reported by Andrew Slater.
Betsey is a 6-foot-6, 175 pound small forward in the current high school freshman class who hails from Windsor, Connecticut and stars at Windsor High School as well as for the New York Renaissance on the AAU circuit.
St. John’s became the third major conference program to offer the prospect, joining Nebraska and TCU, while Manhattan also has an offer extended to Betsey.
The Jaspers offered Tyler Betsey on the same day as the Johnnies, April 15.
St. John’s basketball continuing to offer young recruits
Tyler Betsey becomes the third player in the Class of 2024 over the course of the last two weeks to land an offer from the Red Storm as Archbishop Stepinac (N.Y.) teammates Johnuel “Boogie” Fland Jr. and Jacob Hogarth also picked up offers from St. John’s.
Head coach Mike Anderson has also offer high school freshmen Dwayne Pierce and Ian Jackson this offseason as Tarik Watson out of Don Bosco Preparatory (N.J.) was the first Class of 2024 prospect to land an offer from the Johnnies.
Tarik Watson’s brother, Akil Watson, also has an offer from the Red Storm as a member of the Class of 2023.
There is only very limited references to determine whether the St. John’s staff will be successful in its recruiting of these young high school prospects but it’s better to be early than late on the recruiting trail and the Red Storm are trying to potion themselves for success in the future.