St. John’s basketball visits Brandon Williams as commitment approaches

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 makes last effort to land four-star forward Brandon Williams. 

Commitment day is approaching for St. John’s basketball target Brandon Williams and the Red Storm are trying to make a last effort to land the Chris the King (NY) standout in Queens.

Head coach Mike Anderson visited the 6-foot-7 forward on Monday as he will announced his college decision on Monday, September 19.

Williams has trimmed his list of finalists down to two schools, St. Johns’ and UCLA, while Bruins head coach Mick Cronin also visited the New York product on Monday afternoon, according to Adam Zagoria.

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UConn, Illinois, and West Virginia were also included in Brandon Williams’ Top-5 before he trimmed his finalists down to two programs.

UCLA appears to have the lead over St. John’s as the Bruins have a 247Sports Crystal Ball Prediction for Williams as well as two Rivals FutureCast predictions for the Los Angeles school.

Brandon Williams is ranked as the No. 88 player in the Class of 2023, according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings, and the top ranked player in the state of New York.

Williams also has a 94.6-percent chance to commit to UCLA, according to the On3 Recruiting Prediction Machine.

St. John’s basketball looking to bolster recruiting class

St. John’s has one player committed to the program in the high school senior class, Brandon Gardner.

Gardner, a four-star recruit and No. 80 prospect in the country, has transferred to Christ the King (NY) from Word Of God Christian Academy (NC) for his senior season as he gets adjusted to the living style and conditions of New York City.

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St. John’s target Elijah Gertrude is announcing his college decision on Wednesday afternoon, although all signs point to the Hudson Catholic High School (NJ) standout selecting to join the Virginia Cavaliers.

Carl Cherenfant remains the biggest priority for St. John’s on its recruiting board entering the fall as the small forward is being heavily recruited by Central Florida, Memphis, and the Red Storm.

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