St. John’s basketball stays busy on recruiting trail in summer months

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) /

The St. John’s basketball program is staying busy on the recruiting trail in the summer months. 

As NCAA recruiting restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic have been lifted, life is getting back to normal on the recruiting trail for the St. John’s basketball program.

Head coach Mike Anderson and associate head coach Van Macon were in attendance over the weekend at the Philadelphia High School Showcase and the Johnnies extended three offers to players in the Class of 2023, Youssouf Singare, Isaiah Miranda, and Jean Aranguren.

College head coaches were allowed to have direct contact with Class of 2023 prospect on June 15 and the Johnnies have waisted no time introducing themselves to the rising junior class.

Singare is a 7-foot, 185-pound center out of Scottsdale, Arizona and stars at Upper Room Athletics (NY). He also picked up an offer from Seton Hall this weekend.

ALSO READ: St. John’s forward Julian Champagnie invited to NBA Combine

Miranda is also a 7-foot center from The Phelps School (PA) and plays for the Rhode Island Elite AAU program.

The Malvern, Pennsylvania native also holds offers from Connecticut, Maryland, Memphis, Providence, Rutgers, Seton Hall, VCU, Virginia Tech, and Washington.

Jean Aranguren plays alongside Youssouf Singare at Upper Room Athletics.

None of the three players are ranked in the 247 Sports Composite Rankings.

St. John’s basketball begins to host recruits on campus

In addition to being back on the road, the Johnnies are also hosting players in Queens including priority 2022 recruit and Our Savior Lutheran (NY) standout, Jaquan Sanders.

St. John’s hosted Nas Muhammad of Poly Prep, Will Richardson of South Shore, and Jason Rivera-Torres of Iona Prep last week. All three recruits are members of the Class of 2023.

ALSO READ: St. John’s lands massive non-conference showdown

The three recruits all play for New Heights Lightning NYC and since visiting St. John’s the trio has been on visits to Hofstra and Seton Hall.

Expect Mike Anderson and his coaching staff to be more active on the recruiting trail as the summer months progress and the program has the chance to see more recruits at in-person evaluation events.

Next. Mike Anderson promotes assistant coach Van Macon. dark