St. John’s basketball lands first commitment in Class of 2022

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The St. John’s basketball program has landed its first commitment in the Class of 2022. 

St. John’s basketball is officially on the board in the Class of 2022 as point guard Kolby King committed to the Johnnies on Monday afternoon.

King is a junior at Pembroke Pines Charter out of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

The 6-foot-2, 170 pound guard committed to St. John’s over Middle Tennessee, Arkansas State, Florida Atlantic, Appalachian State, Murray State, Florida International, Georgia Southern, and Texas Tech.

King landed an offer from St. John’s on June 27, one day prior to getting an offer from new Texas Tech head coach Mark Adams.

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Kolby King is not ranked by most recruiting websites but he is tailor-made for Mike Anderson’s system as an athletic, high-energy, and defensive oriented guard who showcases his stills infront of Anderson and the coaching staff at the recent Under Armor showcase.

King played for Team Breakdown on the AAU circuit.

The future Johnnie averaged 19.6 points per game in a recent Under Armor Showcase, highlighted by his tournament high 33 points in a loss.

Kolby King will be a great rotational piece behind Posh Alexander in his final two seasons in Queens before given the keys to the St. John’s offense and defense at he point guard position.

How St. John’s basketball will try and fill out rest of Class of 2022

With Kolby King committed to come to Queens, Mike Anderson and his coaching staff will now try and fill out the rest of his class with local products.

St. John’s has been in hot purist of Our Savior Lutheran stars Jaquan Sanders and Sadiku Ayo.

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Neither player has provided an update on what a commitment or cutdown of their list could be coming but St. John’s will be heavily in the mix until a decision is made.

Kolby King’s commitment shows St. John’s has taken a step in the right direction on the recruiting trail with more to come in the months ahead.

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