St. John’s basketball lands highest rated recruit in Mike Anderson era

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 on a recruiting hot streak after landing another prospect. 

Aside from learning that Julian Champagnie would return for his junior season, this has been the best week of the summer for the St. John’s basketball program.

The Johnnies first learned of the commitment of unranked Class of 2022 point guard Kolby King on Monday afternoon and on Wednesday night the program landed the biggest recruit of the Mike Anderson era.

Four-star guard AJ Storr announced his decision to commit to St. John’s just hours after his visit to Queens ended.

Listed as a 6-foot-5 shooting guard out of powerhouse IMG Academy (Fla.), Storr was previously committed to Illinois on April 7 but quickly decommitted on May 13.

St. John’s prevailed over several other power conference teams as Storr held offers from Kansas, LSU, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Illinois, Arizona State, and others.

The four-star target also took visits to Kansas, Oklahoma, LSU, and Illinois before taking his visit to St. John’s Tuesday into Wednesday.

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AJ Storr is ranked as a four-star prospect and the No. 49 player in the Class of 2022, according to ESPN, but other recruiting outlets view Storr in a different light.

The 247Sports Composite Rankings lists the future Johnnie as a three-star prospect and the No. 132 player in the rising senior class as well as the No. 18 shooting guard among his peers, while the regular 247Sports Rankings also pins Storr as a four-star player and the No. 122 player in his class.

St. John’s basketball setting up for a massive haul in Class of 2022

Kolby King and AJ Storr were two under the radar prospects that have committed to Queens but St. John’s is still heavily involved with two local prospect, Jaquan Sanders and Sadiku Ayo.

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Both players are stars at Our Savior Lutheran (NY), the same high school as rising sophomores Posh Alexander and Dylan Addae-Wusu.

St. John’s now only trails the UConn Huskies (three) in the Big East Conference and is tied with the Xavier Musketeers with two recruits committed in the Class of 2022.

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