With 57 days until the start of the college basketball season (hopefully) it is only right to start talking some hoops.
In recent history we haven’t been given a lot of good news about St. John’s basketball…until yesterday. Yesterday, LUHI Star Rafael Pinzón committed to St. John’s over Florida and New Mexico. The Puerto Rico native also held offers from Dayton and Georgia Tech. Standing in at 6-foot-6 he is described as someone who can play on and off the ball, shoots well from deep, and defends hard. A true combo guard. He joins high school teammate Drissa Traore, who committed to St. John’s in August. This is similar to what Mike Anderson did this past year by bringing in Posh Alexander and Dylan Wusu who played together in high school.
Adding another versatile wing gives us a tremendous amount of depth at guard. If you didn’t check out his highlights please click above. There is just so much to be excited about with this kid’s game. If Anderson can land a big man for the 2021 class, we will be in great shape.
In other news, JOSH ROBERTS IS YOLKED. I said last season that Josh Roberts got disrespected in terms of his playing time. If he doesn’t play now, he might take Iron Mike to the boxing ring.
Don’t sleep on Josh Roberts this year, if he gets the minutes that he deserves he is going to be a bully down low. Only giving Roberts 19 minutes a game last year was a crime to him as a player and for the fans who wanted to see wins. It seemed as if Roberts would start each half and then Anderson would forget about him completely and never put him back in the game. He averaged 1.5 blocks per game in just 19 MPG. I can only imagine if he got 25-30 minutes of playing time that he’d be up over two blocks a game, which would put him close to the top of the Big East.
As we continue to approach CBB season, more and more St. John’s basketball blogs will be posted. Go Johnnies!