St. John’s Red Storm: Mike Anderson
Biggest challenge: Recruiting New York City … or not? There’s a cliché when it comes to St. John’s basketball: You have to recruit New York City to win. You have to keep all the talent in New York City home for college. And while Anderson would love to keep the next Cole Anthony or Moses Brown home for college, strictly recruiting New York isn’t going to make or break his time at St. John’s. The Red Storm had perhaps the most talented roster in the Big East last season, and only one player went to high school in New York City. Anderson has to find guys to fit his style, regardless of region, and then translate that into wins.
Early returns: Getting LJ Figueroa to remove his name from the transfer portal and return to the Red Storm was huge. More importantly, Anderson is also casting a wide net in 2020. He hired a good recruiting staff, and it’s hoping to make an impact with the next class of recruits. St. John’s made the final five for ESPN 100 point guard Posh Alexander, a Bronx native, and the Red Storm are also heavily targeting 2020 point guard Andre Curbelo, a Puerto Rico native who plays on Long Island. Can they get any traction with elite 2021 recruit Jonathan Kuminga, who plays at Our Savior New American (N.Y.)? Mike Davis Jersey Shaq Buchanan Jersey Tevin Brown Jersey