St. John’s Red Storm looking to add more recruits for 2017 and beyond

John’s Red Storm men’s basketball squad continues to be aggressive on the recruiting market for next year and even beyond.

Even though the 2016-17 regular season has only gone by for a couple months, it does not mean that future recruiting searches are quiet.

In fact, it’s been going on throughout including the St. John’s Red Storm, who have been aggressively pursuing future recruits not only for 2017 but even beyond that, all the way to 2020.

For 2017, St. John’s has looked at two more players. Forward Derrick Walker and guard C.J. Kelly.

Walker is from Kansas City and is 6-foot-8. He may not be a top-100 player but is a hustler who will do the dirty work inside. That is one thing St. John’s really needs as they have struggled playing the inside game so far this season.

Kelly is a 6-foot-1 guard from Queens High School for Teaching. He is known for his athleticism.

For 2018, St. John’s has looked at Greg Williams. He is a guard from Louisiana’s Lafayette Christian. Williams offered some high praise for St. John’s in that it is a good environment.

Finally, for 2020, the Red Storm have looked at Noah Farrakhan. He is also a 6-foot-1 point guard from St. Benedict’s Prep in New Jersey.

While it may look too early to look at 2020, it is great to see St. John’s aggressively looking to recruit players for their future to improve the team not only next year but beyond as players can easily come and go after a couple seasons.

There may be questions so far about head coach Chris Mullin‘s coaching with their inconsistent start despite an improved team but ever since he came back to the Queens campus, he has been aggressive from the start with recruiting.

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