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 commits Posh Alexander, Dylan Wusu electrify at PSA Cardinals Showcase
By ARDEN FRANKLYN JR.NEW YORK — Even on an occasion where the star power shined bright amongst all of the attendees at this year’s PSA Cardinals Showcase, there was one particular game that produced a great number of highlights on Sunday afternoon.
As Our Savior Lutheran from The Bronx went back and forth with Huntington Prep (W.V.)_ before defeating them 84-77, their dynamic duo of Posh Alexander and Dylan Wusu provided an electrifying look of what’s to come at St. John’s next season. The Red Storm commits combined for 46 points, nine rebounds, and eight assists in OSL’s victory, and did so with their future head coach Mike Anderson in attendance.
“I really want to become a better leader and win a championship,” Alexander said. The 2020 guard is mostly known for his incredible athleticism and play-making ability but in recent years Alexander’s game has expanded. While Wusu carried the scoring load on Sunday by pouring in 30 points on 9-of-14 shooting from the field, including 5-of-9 from deep, Alexander played an all-around game, posting 16 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists with 5 turnovers and was a very active presence on defense.
Although this pending relationship between Alexander and the Red Storm is happening for various reasons, his versatility and energy left a huge impression on the current and previous coaching staff at St. John’s.
“Even with what’s been happening since I committed to St. John’s, I’m still very focused on keeping my team on track”, Alexander said. “I must continue preparing for the next level and be ready for whatever. Regardless if I’m starting or coming off the bench, I will always do my job on and off the court, since I have a bigger goal in mind.”
As Our Savior Lutheran continues their last ride with Alexander and Wusu, the Red Storm are patiently waiting for theirs. The youth movement in Queens has begun and these two should only add to it.
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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.