The St. John's Red Storm are in the mix for a few big stars in the Class of 2015. And one of those stars is Class of 2015 shooting guard Tyler Dorsey. Dorsey, one of the top guards in the state of California, and a Top-50 prospect, is a guard who can get to the lane, shoot the ball really well, and is a stout defender.
St. John's is currently one of many schools that are pursuing the 6-foot-4 shooting guard. These include Arizona, Arizona State, UCLA, Connecticut, USC and Louisville.
Brandon Sampson, a guard from Baton Rogue, Louisiana, has the list of five official visits he will take before making a decision. At the Las Vegas Fab 48 event, Sampson told Andrew Slater of 247sports that he will visit St. John's, LSU, Cal, UCLA, and USC.
St. John's needs to make an good pitch to Sampson if they want to get him because he is an good player that can do a variety of things. He can attack the rim, get out in transition, and the run floor really well. Even though his normal position is a shooting guard, he can also help run the point guard position, and drive and kick, which is really good for someone of his size.
Malik Beasley's AAU career came to an end this weekend, and he has gained a bunch of offers since spring rolled around. He has a standing offer from St John's, who really likes him a lot, and Beasley had nothing but good things to say about the program when he spoke of Jack Legwin of ZagsBlogs.
"Coach Lavin is a good coach," Beasley said. "They have a great program, especially playing at Madison Square Garden, that's always been my dream to play in the NBA. It's a great school."
Beasley has been one of the most interesting prospects this spring and summer. A list of schools will come at the end of July. He is cutting his list to seven or ten schools, so let's see if the Red Storm make the cut.