St. John’s basketball potentially closing in on another recruit

St. John's basketball head coach Mike Anderson and Seton Hall head coach Kevin Willard (Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports)
St. John's basketball head coach Mike Anderson and Seton Hall head coach Kevin Willard (Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports) /

St. John’s basketball is potentially closing in on another high profile recruit. 

It has been a great summer for the St. John’s basketball program and the Johnnies are looking to carry that same momentum into the fall.

More specifically, it has been a great summer for head coach Mike Anderson on the recruiting trail as the Johnnies have landed two prospects in the Class of 2022 in point guard Kolby King and shooting guard AJ Storr.

However, Anderson and the Red Storm are looking to land its key recruit in the current senior class in Our Savior Lutheran (NY) star Jaquan Sanders.

Sanders seems to have narrowed down his college options to two choices, the Seton Hall Pirates and St. John’s Red Storm.

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The 6-foot-3, 170 pound shooting guard took an official visit to Seton Hall on September 7 before making the trip over to Queens for an official visit on September 10.

Jaquan Sanders is ranked as a three-star prospect, according to 247Sports, and the recruiting based website lists him as the No. 158 player in the Class of 2022 as well as the No. 21 shooting guard and the No. 1 player in the state of New York.

Also, 247Sports recruiting analyst Tyler Calvaruso has logged a Crystal Ball Prediction for the Red Storm in the recruiting race for Sanders with a 7-out-of-10 confidence rating.

Calvaruso is 6-for-6 when predicting Class of 2022 recruits and is correct 90.40% (160-for-177) of the time when logging a prediction for a prospect.

St. John’s also earned a FutureCast prediction for Jaquan Sanders from Rivals recruiting expert Rob Cassidy.

St. John’s basketball should feel confident with three-star prospect

Regardless of St. John’s status in predictions from recruiting experts, which could be changed at any time, the Johnnies should feel confident in its pursuit of Jaquan Sanders.

As mentioned, Sanders currently attends Our Savior Lutheran High School which is the same high school as current St. John’s sophomores Posh Alexander and Dylan Addae-Wusu.

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Head coach Mike Anderson has made it a priority to add New York talent to his roster in Queens and he has done so with pipelines to St. John’s from local powerhouses Our Savior Lutheran and Long Island Lutheran.

St. John’s currently has the No. 37 recruiting class in the country, for the Class of 2022, and the No. 4 class in the Big East Conference, according to 247Sports.

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