St. John’s basketball makes Top-8 finalists for 5-star guard Boogie Fland

St. John's basketball recruiting target Boogie Fland
St. John's basketball recruiting target Boogie Fland /

The St. John’s basketball program has made the cut for 5-star Boogie Fland. 

Boogie Fland used a Monday morning in July to drop his Top-8 finalists and the St. John’s basketball program made the cut.

Alabama, North Carolina, UConn, Maryland, Kentucky, Michigan, and Indiana join the Red Storm as the remaining contenders for the Archbishop Stepinac (NY) product.

Fland has already taken an unofficial visit to St. John’s but has yet to visit his hometown school officially. He has taken official visits to North Carolina, Michigan, and Indiana and told joe Tipton of On3 Sports that he hopes to take official visits to Kentucky, Alabama, UConn, and Maryland in September.

The 5-star guard also took an unofficial visit to UConn.

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Boogie Fland ranks as the No. 8 player in the Class of 2024, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings, and the No. 2 player in the state of New York, only training Cardinal Hayes (NY) standout and North Carolina verbal commit Ian Jackson.

Auburn, Kansas, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, and Villanova were schools that did not make the Top-8 for Fland.

St. John’s basketball not seeking many high school players

Rick Pitino has made it clear that he is looking for veteran talent during his first offseason as the head coach of the Red Storm.

Pitino only ended up with two high school talents on his first St. John’s roster, 4-star guards Simeon Wilcher and Brady Dunlap, as the rest of the team is comprised of players from the transfer portal.

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St. John’s does not have a commitment in the Class of 2024 and will have many holes to fill on its roster after Rick Pitino has loaded up on players with only one year of eligibility remaining.

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