St. John’s basketball adds to 2022 recruiting haul with Jaquan Sanders

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

St. John’s basketball has added to its Class of 2022 recruiting haul with Jaquan Sanders. 

The good times continue to roll in Queens with the St. John’s basketball program.

After already landing two prospect in the Class of 2022, Koby King and AJ Storr, head coach Mike Anderson has now secured a commitment from Jaquan Sanders.

Jaquan Sanders announced his commitment via social media on Tuesday night.

Sanders is a star at Our Savior Lutheran (NY) and recently took official visits to Seton Hall on September 7 and to St. John’s on September 10.

Listed as a 6-foot-3, 170 pound shooting guard, Sanders is ranked as a three-star recruit and the No. 158 player in the Class of 2022, No. 21 shooting guard in his class, and the No. 1 player in the state of New York, according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings.

Jaquan Sanders picked up a pair of Crystal Ball and FutureCast predictions to St. John’s over the weekend as well.

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Prior to the commitment of Sanders, St. John’s already had a Top-40 recruiting class in the country and a Top-5 class in the Big East which has now risen to the No. 23 class nationally and the No. 3 class in the conference.

Sanders will be familiar with the personnel at St. John’s as he played with Red Storm sophomores Posh Alexander and Dylan Addae-Wusu while the high school careers of the three overlapped at OSL.

St. John’s basketball loaded at the guard position for years to come

Over the course of his two seasons in Queens, Mike Anderson has made it known that he needs guards, and plenty of them, to run his up-tempo style of pressing defense.

And he now has his slew of guards for years to come.

Following the 2021-22 season, St. John’s will lose the likes of Julian Champagnie, Montez Mathis, Tareq Coburn, and Stef Smith but the Johnnies will still have Posh Alexander (junior), Dylan Addae-Wusu (junior), Rafael Pinzon (sophomore), Kolby King (freshman), AJ Storr (freshman), and Jaquan Sanders (freshman) on its roster for the 2022-23 campaign.

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Adding and retaining forwards will still be high on the priority list for Anderson and his coaching staff but the program is in great hands with the guards that will be coming through Queens in the next several seasons.

St. John’s begins its 2021-22 season on November 9 at Carnesecca Arena against Mississippi Valley State.

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