In an effort to bulk up their Class of 2017 recruiting situation, St. John’s head coach Chris Mullin and assistant Matt Abdelmassih met on campus Thursday with Isaac Kante.
Kante, a 6-foot-8, 225-pound power forward originally from Brooklyn, is now at Putnam (CT) Science.
“They really want me to play,” he said. “They want a big that can come in right away and play and take a load off the guards.”
St. John’s lost big men Darien Williams and Yankuba Sima to transfer and on Thursday small forward Richard Freudenberg announced he will play professionally in Europe. The Red Storm now have four scholarships available.
Kante will take an official to Georgia beginning Friday and will then visit Old Dominion. He plans to visit St. John’s but has no date set.
“I’ll bring versatility to wherever I go because I’m not a one-dimensional player,” he said.
He hopes to decide later this month or in early May.
St. John’s also had home visits set with 2018 center Moses Brown of Archbishop Molloy and 2018 shooting guard Luther Muhammad of Hudson (N.J.) Catholic.
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