St. John's Red Storm looking at another 2017 big man
Dec 8, 2016; Queens, NY, USA; St. John's Red Storm head coach Chris Mullin looks on from the sidelines against the Fordham Rams during the first half at Carnesecca Arena. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

St. John’s Red Storm is looking to recruit another 2017 big man in Derrick Walker.

The St. John’s men’s basketball squad already landed a big fish for 2017 in center Zach Brown, but they are looking for more.

They are chasing forward Derrick Walker Jr. from Sunrise Christian Academy.

Walker is a 6’8″, 220-pound power forward.

Interior play has been one of St. John’s biggest weaknesses this season so far. Maybe their biggest. It’s become more of a concern when their center Yankuba Sima transferred.

They already added Zach Brown but they could certainly use more to help in the power forward department.

Walker is averaging six points and four rebounds per game in 16 minutes per game, which isn’t bad. He is considered a banger who doesn’t always look for his shot but scores off of offensive rebounds. He is a strong rebounder as well which the Johnnies could certainly use and does a lot of the dirty work as well.

Georgia and Tennessee are also in pursuit of Walker.

He did offer some high praise to St. John’s, saying that Chris Mullin‘s program is getting better and that they are moving in the right direction. Which is certainly great to hear for St. John’s as they continue to pursue him.

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