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Big East Recruiting Roundup (September 29, 2015): Ponds commits to St. John's, Alkins/SJU news, Creighton watching 2017 NC guard, and more

It was a big day for the Johnnies on Tuesday.

David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

~ COMMITMENT NEWS ~

2016 combo guard Shamorie Ponds of Brooklyn committed to St. John's! You can see our story about it right here.

Newsbits

~ In somewhat related news, Ponds talked to No.1 NY recruit Rawle Alkins shortly after committing to the Red Storm. As ace SNY reporter Adam Zagoria notes, Mullin & Co. are looking for a 'snowball effect' here after netting one of the big fish in the pond known as 'The Big Apple.'

~ Creighton, who was targeting Ponds, will be shifting focus to a North Carolina guard tomorrow. They'll be in Charlotte to evaluate 2017 shooting guard Wes Morgan according to Future150's Brian Flinn.

~ CU/DePaul target Chris Baldwin (Springfield, MA) committed to UMass early Tuesday morning.

~ Jay Jay Chandler (Katy, TX), sought after by the Bluejays, was offered on Tuesday by Alabama.