//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Still, St. John’s cannot sustain an elite-level program based solely on New York City talent. Maybe not even talent coming only from America. Hence, assistant Barry “Slice” Rohrssen was in Ontario on Monday recruiting 7-footer Thon Maker, and assistant Matt Abdelmassih is in Europe this week recruiting small forward Richard Freudenberg and others.
Congratulations to my bro @ShamorieP on his commitment to St.Johns lil bro taking over the city this year ????????— Rawle Alkins (@Iam_RawleAlkins) September 29, 2015
While the Johnnies are looking overseas in addition to nationally, they must also build a wall around New York. //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js “They advertise themselves as New York City’s team,” Konchalski said. “They’ve gotta get the best players in New York City. Obviously the city doesn’t produce as many quality elite players as it used to, so they can’t only recruit within the five boroughs or the tri-state area, but ST. John’s has got to get the best players in New York if they’re going to return to even a semblance of their previous glory.” As for Ponds’ skill set, Konchalski said: “He’s the most improved player in New York City in the last 12 months. The game is so mental and right now he’s playing with total confidence. He can shoot 3’s, he’s gotta get stronger. He looks like the kind of player who can’t go to the basket but he can.
Just jumped up and down as people looked at me weird at my hotel in Prague. Great day for St John’s & NYC #sjubb— Matt Abdelmassih (@mabde33) September 29, 2015