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St. John’s offers 2018 forward Sloan Seymour

The Red Storm offered a 6-8 wing from upstate New York last Friday.

NCAA Basketball: St. John at Syracuse Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

One of the top talents in upstate New York caught the attention of a college that plays on basketball’s biggest stage, the World’s Most Famous Arena—Madison Square Garden.

St. John’s offered Sloan Seymour (Albany, N.Y./Shaker HS/NY RENS) on Friday.

The 6-foot-8, 190-pound forward currently holds offers from Bucknell, UMass, New Hampshire, Vermont, Marist, Hofstra, Iona, Rhode Island, St. Joseph’s, Rutgers, Siena, and South Florida.

Seymour is an excellent scorer from the wing position. He can pull up and knock down threes at a high clip, even showing confidence of taking shots from well beyond the three-point line. Seymour can also attack the basket or rise up from mid-range.

His game isn’t limited to just offense, as he’s demonstrated often that he is a strong rebounder. Seymour’s assertiveness also translates to the way he crashes the board. He won’t be taking plays off then.

Although he primarily plays the small forward position, it wouldn’t be surprising to see him play in a stretch-big slot. Seymour has above average height for a wing player and could be even more of a matchup nightmare for opponents should teams go this route.

At Shaker High School, this past season, he averaged a team-high 19.0 points per game and 6.8 rebounds per game in 20 games of action.