St. John’s basketball recruiting target Garwey Dual commits to Providence

St. John's basketball head coach Rick Pitino (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
St. John's basketball head coach Rick Pitino (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) /

St. John’s basketball target Garwey Dual’s recruitment is over after his commitment.

It was a strange recruitment process of Class of 2023 four-star guard Garwey Dual after head coach Ed Cooley left Providence for Georgetown and he decommitted from the Friars, however, the result was familiar for the St. John’s basketball target.

Dual recommitted to Providence on Thursday afternoon after he was slated to visit St. John’s campus this weekend.

The Southern California Academy (Calif.) standout was also being pursued by Georgetown, Texas, Oklahoma, and Dayton after he reopened his recruitment.

St. John’s landed its first commitment of the Rick Pitino era shortly after Garwey Dual announced he would be a Friar in Iona transfer guard Daniss Jenkins.

The Red Storm saw Walter Clayton Jr., another Iona transfer select Florida over the Red Storm earlier this week.

“I feel like the reason I gravitated towards coach Kim [English] is that for one, he’s been in the NBA,” Dual told On3 about his decision to recommit to the Friars.

English has done a tremendous job in keeping the core of the Providence roster together since being named as the school’s new head coach.

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“He knows exactly what it takes. We all know just because you play, that doesn’t mean you’re automatically a good coach,” Dual continued.

Dual recently played in last week’s Nike Hoop Summit but only logged two minutes in the game for Team World, but reportedly shined all week against the fierce competition in practice and scrimmages.

St. John’s basketball transfer portal targets coming into focus

St. John’s will still host Harvard transfer Chris Ledlum and VMI transfer Sean Conway this weekend, according to multiple reports.

Garway Dual is ranked as the No. 48 player in the country, according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings, and the No. 6 shooting guard in the class but the Red Storm currently do not have a high school senior committed to its program.

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“I just knew then and there that he could help get me get to the next level. His work ethic is inspiring every time we speak,” Dual continued on English.

Rick Pitino currently boats a roster comprised of Joel Soriano, Drissa Traore, Mohamed Keita, and Daniss Jenkins.

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