St. John’s basketball prepares for busy weekend of official visits

St. John's basketball commit Jaiden Glover
St. John's basketball commit Jaiden Glover /

The St. John’s basketball program is preparing for a busy weekend of official visits. 

Recruiting season is back in full swing with the St. John’s basketball program as two key targets will be in Queens this weekend.

Jaiden Glover, a 4-star guard from The Patrick School (N.J.), is arguably the biggest prospect on the board for head coach Rick Pitino and the Red Storm as he begins his official visit on Thursday.

Seton Hall, Creighton Illinois, Villanova, Providence, Ohio State, and St. Joseph’s were the other schools that comprised his Top-8 finalists as he already has taken one official visit to St. Joe’s.

Glover was scheduled to visit Seton Hall prior to his trip to Queens but had to reschedule.

No other official visits are scheduled for the 6-foot-6 wing.

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St. John’s has yet to land a prospect in the Class of 2024 but Glover, who ranks as the No. 62 player in the 247Sports Composite rankings, could be the first, however, he told 247Sports that he doesn’t have any plans for a commitment timeline.

“I like it,” he told Travis Branham of 247Sports about St. John’s.

“Obviously [Rick Pitino’s] coaching experience in the NBA, I can’t wait to see how they perform this year with him as their coach.”

St. John’s basketball hosting another major prospect

Jaiden Glover will not be the only recruit on campus this weekend as 7-footer Khaman Maker will make the journey to New York City from Las Vegas and begin his official visit on Friday.

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Maker is a 3-star prospect but also holds offers from Arizona State, BYU, Missouri, and UNLV as the No. 139 player in the 247Sports Composite rankings.

St. John’s has only landed two high school prospects, Simeon Wilcher and Brady Dunlap, since Rick Pitino took over as the program’s head coach but are intent on adding more young players to its roster for the 2024-25 campaign.

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