According to Adam Zagoria, of ZagsBlog, St. John's will be hosting a number of high profile recruits for their upcoming game against the Syracuse Orange. Many of these recruits also hold offers from Syracuse, and will be interested to see how both teams do.
St. John's will be hosting players from the class of 2016, 2017, and 2018, many of the players also have received interest from the Orange. Here's some of the players that have received interest from the Orange that will be at the game Sunday:
Class of 2017
Jordan Tucker- Tucker is a 6-foot 7 small forward out of White Plains, NY. He has received offers from the likes of Arizona, UConn, to go along with his Syracuse and St. Johns offer. Tucker is a lengthy forward and is ranked 30th in ESPN's class of 2017 rankings. Tucker has been on the Orange's radar for a while and recently posted a this monster game for his high school team.
2017 target Jordan Tucker: 38 points, 13 rebounds in an 88-77 loss to St. Raymonds. @Therealjtucks— Syracuse Basketball (@cusesigel) December 5, 2015
Hamidou Diallo- Diallo is a player that has been on just about every team's radar for a while. The 6-foot 5 shooting guard would be a perfect fit in the 2-3 zone due to his long arms and active hands. He is a knock down shooter, and can also put the ball on the floor and finish at the rim. Diallo is ranked 11th according to ESPN in the class of 2017. He holds offers from the likes of UConn, Florida, Iowa St, to go along with his Syracuse and St. John's offers.
Andre Rafus- Rafus is a small forward out of the Baltimore area. He has offers from the likes of Georgetown, UConn, UCLA, to go along with his Syracuse and St. John's offers. Much like Tucker and Diallo, Rafus has the measurable's to be successful in the 2-3 zone. His lengthy 6-foot 8 frame allows for him to be a presence at the rim and to disrupt passing lanes. The left marksman will remind Orange fans of another small forward out of the Baltimore area, C.J Fair.
Class of 2018
Jahvon Quinerly- Quinerly is a 6-foot point guard out of New Jersey. The crafty point guard has tremendous court vision to go along with his shooting ability. Quinerly is just starting his recruiting process, but look for him to gain much more attention as he gets stronger and bigger. Quinerly is also a member of the "Sports U Fab Five".
Naz Reid- Reid is a power forward out of Roselle Catholic, in New Jersey, which produced current Syracuse forward Tyler Roberson. The 6-foot 8 215-pound man child still has plenty of time to grow, but programs are already taking notice of his great size. He has received offers from UConn, Villanova, Maryland, and Louisville, to go along with his offer from the Orange and Red Storm. He is on the same AAU team as Syracuse targets Jahvon Quinerly and Louis King, who is also a high school teammate.
Louis King- King is a 6-foot 7 small forward at Roselle Catholic, and teammates with Naz Reid. He is doesn't hold offers from many major D-1 programs, but it is still early in his recruiting process and he has time to grow. King is a bit of an unknown commodity at this point and he will need to bulk up in order to play effectively at the next level.