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St. John’s offers 2020 center Josh Gray

The local product scooped up an offer from St. John’s on Wednesday.

NCAA Basketball: Marquette at St. John Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

Less than two weeks at his new post, the St. John’s Red Storm’s new head coach, Mike Anderson, went to scout out the local scene.

On Wednesday, he and his staff offered 6-foot-11 center Josh Gray.

Gray, a 2020 prospect, has thrived at the high school level. Since arriving at the Knox School (N.Y.), he has made an immediate impact for the Falcons. He helped the Knox School capture back-to-back PSAA titles, being named the championship game’s Most Valuable Player both times.

He has a strong 240-pound frame and is a physical player in the paint. He is able to bully his opposition and is a solid finisher and dunker in the post. Gray serves an interior anchor on both ends of the court, and he isn’t an easy player to score on. He’s a staunch defender and reliable rebounder.

Gray is an imposing big man, and St. John’s didn’t really have that enforcer down low in the rotation this season. With the tallest player currently listed at 6-foot-9 for St. John’s, the Red Storm needs to restock their frontcourt, especially when those players will have graduated or be seniors by the time the final 2020 recruiting class arrives on campus.

Gray’s recruitment has started to pick up again. Aside from St. John’s, he also recently received offers from Rhode Island and UConn to add to a past offer from Stony Brook. It was also reported that Marquette reached out in interest as well.