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Four-star 2020 point guard Posh Alexander commits to St. John’s

Alexander is St. John’s first Class of 2020 commit.

NCAA Basketball: Marquette at St. John
Feb 1, 2017; Queens, NY, USA; St. John’s Red Storm mascot Johnny Thunderbird before the game against the Marquette Golden Eaglesat Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports
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St. John’s head coach Mike Anderson secured his first Class of 2020 commitment on Thursday night, as four-star point guard Posh Alexander (Bronx, N.Y./Our Saviour Lutheran) announced his intent to become a part of the Red Storm.

“I just feel St. John’s is a great fit for me,” Alexander said. “I wanted to stay home and play in front of my family. They have a great coaching staff, and I love the way how they treat their kids.“

St. John’s was one of Alexander’s first-ever Division I offers. Former head coach Chris Mullin offered him when he was just an eighth grader. He’s attended games on a regular basis ever since.

Even though Mullin resigned as the Johnnies’ head coach, it didn’t sever the ties between Alexander and the program. He felt an immediate connection with Anderson, and it helped to be able to buy his pitch in being able to play as a freshman and his focus on defense.

It was a big get for Anderson, who not only got his first commit of the 2020 class, but also got the buy-in of a high-profile local talent and showed the ability to forge a solid connection with a recruit in just a matter of several months.

Aside from St. John’s, Alexander also considered Seton Hall, Illinois, Pitt, and Dayton.

Alexander, a standout at Our Saviour Lutheran (N.Y.), broke his arm early in his junior season. The injury left him sidelined, but he was able to bounce back on the AAU circuit. As a member of the Nike EYBL’s New York Lightning, he averaged 13.6 points, 3.4 rebounds, and 5.3 assists through 22 games.