St. John’s basketball: Three questions as practice officially begins

St. John's basketball guard Posh Alexander (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
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What will the freshmen contribute? 

In the short tenure that Mike Anderson has been at St. John’s the program has been much more successful at landing impact players from the high school ranks over the transfer portal and the Johnnies have a pair of freshmen this season looking to make an impact.

AJ Storr was the highest ranked recruit Anderson landed in Queens prior to the commitment of Class of 2023 wing Brandon Gardner.

Storr has a big frame and is a freak athlete that should thrive in the St. John’s up-tempo system.

The four-star 6-foot-6 shooting guard also has a pretty shot from beyond the arc, something that the Red Storm desperately need more of to try and space the floor and create room in the paint for players like Posh Alexander and Andre Curbelo.

It remains to be seen what role AJ Storr will play this season but the freshman has been in the mix for a starting role on opening night against Merrimack.

St. John’s also boats three-star freshman point guard Kolby King, who has impressed in the offseason.

King, who was assumed to potentially be taking a redshirt season when he first committed to the Red Storm, has forced his way into a role on the court this year and while he might not be much of an impact player offensively in his first season he should be a pest on the defensive end.

Freshman center Mohamed Keita is expected to redshirt this season.

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