St. John’s basketball loses commitment from Harrison Reede

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The St. John’s basketball program lost one of its members of the 2023 recruiting class. 

Another domino has fallen in the St. John’s basketball roster construction as Harrison Reede, a Class of 2023 commit, will not be a member of the Red Storm.

Reede announced his plans on Twitter this weekend.

“After talking with my family and coaches I have decided to reopen my recruitment and explore my options,” Reede wrote.

“I want to thank all involved in my journey thus far.”

Harrison Reede, a South Dakota native, is an unranked prospect from PHHoenix Prep (Az.), basketball centered institution powered by Under Armor, that flew under the radar among the Red Storm’s recruiting class prior to the firing of head coach Mike Anderson.

Reede announced his commitment to the Johnnies on December 31, only hours after St. John’s embarrassingly lost to rival Seton Hall by 22 points and its captain, Joel Soriano, said the team “quit” during its defeat.

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The 6-foot-2 guard visited the school just days before he committed.

Harrison Reede has since announced that he has been offered by Southern Indiana since he decommitted from St. John’s.

Western Illinois, Buffalo, University of Missouri–Kansas City, and Northern State University, a Division II program, were the other offers Reede reportedly had before the Red Storm entered the race.

St. John’s basketball roster still under major construction

There has been no final determination made on the other two St. John’s commits, four-star forward Brandon Gardner or junior college All-American Yaxel Lendeborg.

Unlike Harrison Reede, Gardner and Lendeborg have already signed their National Letters of Intent to St. John’s.

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Joel Soriano is the only player on last year’s Red Storm roster that’s confirmed to return although head coach Rick Pitino has expressed interest in returning a handful of other players.

Rafael Pinzon and O’Mar Stanley have already entered the transfer portal with more expected to come this week.

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