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St. John’s

A Quick Look

Prospects

Rank

Pos. Rank

Quick Analysis

Sir’Dominic Pointer

#30

SF (#8)

Pointer is a great athlete who excels in transition and finishes well once he gets to the basket. He is a tough, versatile player who can guard multiple positions on the perimeter. He also is a good slasher and is dangerous because he has the ability to not just finish with a dunk but pull up and hit the mid-range jumper.
Jakarr Sampson

#44

SF (#12)

He is a very athletic wing who has good upside and versatility. He is able to get to the rim consistently due to his athleticism and quickness and finishes well at the rim. Although he is not a great shooter from beyond the arc, he does have a good mid-range jumper and has good form at the free throw line which gets him a lot of points since he always draws contact when he gets to the bucket.

D’Angelo Harrison

#47

SG (#15)

Harrison is a combo guard who has great range and consistency on his shot. He attacks the basket fearlessly and has great confidence in everything he does. He can also put a lot of points on the board in a short amount of time and has solid ball-handling skills.

Maurice Harkless

#50

SF (#15)

Harkless is a similar prospect to Jakarr Sampson, in the sense that he is an athletic slasher who plays well in transition. However, unlike Sampson, he is a better outside shooter and mid-range game.

Norvel Pelle

NR

PF

Pelle is a very long and explosive player and runs the floor very well. Because of his athleticism and size, he is a great shot-blocker and finisher. He also crashes the boards well has a lot of potential because of his physical gifts and raw talent.

Amir Garrett

NR

SF

Garrett is another St. John’s wing who has ideal size, length and athleticism. He is a good slasher and finishes well above the rim. He also plays very well in transition and has a fearless mentality in getting to the bucket.

Phillip Greene

NR

SG

Greene is a combo guard who can be compared to Harrison is the sense that he loves getting to the basket and is fearless in doing so. He is also a good ball-handler and is quick and efficient when he gets into the lane.

Nurideen Lindsey

JC

SG

Lindsey is a Junior College player who will have three years of eligibility for St. John’s that brings some experience to a very young Red Storm squad. Lindsey is a prolific scorer who can score in a variety of ways whether it’s getting to the bucket or knocking down the three-pointer. His primary role for St. John’s will be a scorer.

God’s Gift Achiuwa

JC

C

Achiuwa is St. John’s only center commit and balances out a perimeter-oriented class that includes four small forwards and three shooting guards. He also adds experience to this young team and runs the floor well and has all the physical abilities you want in a big man between his size, speed and athleticism.

Evaluation

The Red Storm has four top-50 recruits, tied for second with Kentucky, and two other prospects that are close to being ranked in the top-50 (power forward Norvel Pelle and small forward Amir Garrett). They may also have the most athletic class in the country between their three small forwards Sir’Dominic Pointer (#30), Jakarr Sampson (#44) and Maurice Harkless (#50) who are all elite athletes. Interestingly enough, the Johnnies’ prospect with the most potential may be Pelle since he is a great shot-blocker and rebounder and runs the floor extremely well. Shooting guard D’Angelo Harrison also gives them a scoring threat on the wing since he is a good slasher and can hit the three-pointer with great consistency and range. Steve Lavin has done an excellent job in recruiting in just his first full year with St. John’s.

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5 comments on “St. John’s

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  2. […] recently completed an interview with class of 2011 power forward Norvel Pelle, a St. John’s commit who just missed out on our top-50 by a few spots, and will be posting it […]

  3. […] to class of 2011 power forward Norvel Pelle (St. John’s) for doing the interview with us. He’s a 6’9, 200-pound big man who excels in […]

  4. […] surprise. Kentucky brought in the best recruiting class in the country this year with Duke and St. John’s not too far behind in our final class of 2011 top 20 team rankings while Texas and North Carolina […]

  5. […] talented prospects last year which includes class of 2011 small forward Jakarr Sampson (#44 — St. John’s), so you can see what part of the draw is. Warren is transferring from Word of God Christian […]

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