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Nassir Little, the 6-foot-6 210-pound wing from Orlando Christian Prep, visited St. John’s this weekend.
The Johnnies are making him a priority in the Class of 2018.
“I had a good time,” Little said. “I built a good relationship with Coach [Chris] Mullin and the rest of the staff. They love my game and the fact that Coach Mullin is a legend, he explained that he can help develop me into a guy who has a chance to be drafted.”
“Their message was come in and be the face of the program from day one,” coach Brad Augustine added. “With Mullin having the NBA front office experience and the city being a huge media outlet, Nassir would have opportunity to realize his NBA dream.”
Little is ranked the No. 11 small forward in the Class of 2018 by 247Sports.com.
“They are really pushing the ability to come to St. John’s and be in an NBA system and be developed by former NBA legends who know what it takes for him to be successful at that level.”
Little said Georgia Tech, Southern Cal, N.C. State, Florida, Virginia Tech, Miami, VCU and Dayton “are working the hardest.”
“I have an official visit with Georgia Tech,” he said, “but I don’t have a date set.”
**St. John’s on Sunday also added a pledge from South Carolina transfer Sedee Keita.
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.