St. John’s basketball visits prospects as fall recruiting period opens

St. John's basketball coaching staff (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images)
St. John's basketball coaching staff (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images) /

St. John’s basketball coaching staff is hitting the recruiting trail in the fall period. 

Mike Anderson and the St. John’s basketball coaching staff are not wasting any time during the fall recruiting period as the Red Storm are visiting top prospects around the country.

The Johnnies visited one of the top players in the nation who stars in their own backyard this week in Archbishop Stepinac’s (NY) Boogie Fland.

Kentucky and Louisville also made the trip to New York to visit with the Class of 2024 combo guard this week, according to multiple reports.

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Fland is ranked as a five-star prospect and the No. 12 player in the high school junior class, according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings. The 6-foot-3 standout is also listed as the top ranked player at his position and the No. 2 player in the state of New York.

North Carolina, Villanova, UConn, Michigan, Maryland, Auburn, and Kansas, among others, have all offered Boogie Fland.

St. John’s basketball casting wide net in Class of 2024

Andrew Slater of ProInsights also noted that St. John’s has been on the move to visit a trio of Class of 2024 players in Jalil Bethea, Thomas Sorber, Yves Missi,

Bethea, a four-star shooting guard, is ranked as the No. 80 player in the high school junior class, according to 247Sports. However, the Archbishop Wood (Pa.) does not officially hold an offer from the Red Storm.

Sorber is another Pennsylvania high school standout that St. John’s visited who does not hold an offer from the Johnnies.

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The 6-foot-9 center is listed as a three-star prospect and a Top-110 player in his class.

Yves Missi is the most notable non-New York recruit that St. John’s has visited this week as the five-star center is listed as the No. 20 player in the Class of 2024.

Missi, a 6-foot-10 force who stars at national powerhouse Prolific Prep (Calif.), also holds offers from Baylor, UConn, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Ohio State, Syracuse, and UCLA.

St. John’s does not have a commitment in the Class of 2024 and the program only has one recruit verbally committed in 2023, Top-80 prospect Brandon Gardner.

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