St. John’s current seems shiny and its future could also be, too.
Just over 5 weeks after touchdown his highest-rated recruit since taking over in Queens three years in the past, coach Mike Anderson picked up a verbal dedication from one other extremely regarded prospect.
Queens native Jaquan Sanders — a former highschool teammate of present Johnnies Posh Alexander and Dylan Addae-Wusu at Our Saviour Lutheran in The Bronx — picked St. John’s over Seton Hall.
Providence, Auburn, Pittsburgh and Kansas State have been amongst different faculties that had been concerned.
A 3-star, top-150 recruit, Sanders joins four-star guard AJ Storr and level guard Kolby King within the Johnnies’ 2022 recruiting class. This season, St. John’s is projected to be one of many higher groups within the Big East and is predicted to attain the NCAA Tournament.
A 6-foot-3 taking pictures guard, Sanders has been a precedence recruit for Anderson and his workers for fairly a while. He took an official go to to St. John’s over the weekend, on the heels of his go to to Seton Hall.
The addition of Sanders continues Anderson and his workers’s skill to land native recruits, following Alexander, Addae-Wusu, present freshman Rafael Pinzon and Drissa Traore, and most notably Julian Champagnie, the Big East’s main scorer final season. Assistant coach Van Macon was the lead recruiter for Sanders, as he has been for a lot of the native prospects St. John’s has landed.
Like Alexander, Sanders opted for St. John’s over native rival Seton Hall, and the presence of his shut good friend performed a think about his determination, in accordance to sources. Unlike Alexander, the co-Big East Defensive participant of the Year final season, Sanders’ is thought extra for his offense. He is a high quality shooter and playmaker, able to creating his personal shot and making performs for others. Last season for Our Saviour Lutheran, he averaged 19 factors, seven assists, 4 rebounds and two steals whereas taking pictures 39 % from 3-point vary and 44 % from the sphere.
“He’s a good player,” a Division I coach conversant in Sanders stated. “Better passer and playmaker than he is given credit for. Can be a good secondary ball-handler and decision-maker.”