Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
St. John’s already has a verbal pledge from 2012 point guard Jevon Thomas and is in the Kyle Anderson Sweepstakes, too.
But that didn’t stop the Johnnies from offering 2013 Philly floor general Rysheed Jordan.
“St. John’s offered me,” Jordan said late Wednesday by phone.
A source close to the staff said St. John’s was “very high on his game.”
Jordan said he planned to visit St. John’s “probably this summer, probably in August.”
Jordan also said Kansas had offered “the other day.”
He also listed Temple, La Salle, Drexel, Villanova, Georgetown, Syracuse and “a couple others.”
He said Pittsburgh and Oklahoma State had been in touch but had yet to formally offer.
“They said they’re going to offer,” he said.
The St. John’s news was first reported by the New York Rivals site.
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.