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Four-star wing Jaiden Glover commits to St. John’s
By ADAM ZAGORIAJaiden Glover, the the 6-foot-6, 195-pound four-star wing from The Patrick School (N.J.) and the Riverside Hawks, announced his commitment to Rick Pitino and St. John’s on Tuesday night following an official visit last week.
“I chose St. John’s because of Coach Pitino’s resume and his plans for the future,” he told On3.com.
“I really like them, I like how they play,” he told ZAGSBLOG earlier this summer. “I want to see what the culture is like with Rick Pitino, but their message is they really want me. They like how I play, they like how I shoot, they like how I score the ball.”
Glover chose the Red Storm over Creighton, Seton Hall and St. Joe’s, which he also visited last week.
Under previous coaches, St. John’s has barely recruited New Jersey in recent years, but Pitino landed five-star Roselle Catholic guard Simeon Wilcher after he decommitted from North Carolina.
Now the Johnnies have added back-to-back stars from the Garden State.
Karriem Memminger of the Riverside Hawks told ZAGSBLOG Glover will provide an instant impact.
“He’s a big, big scoring guard,” he said. “He can hit the mid-range and the three-ball off the dribble. He can catch and shoot. He also plays [good] defense. He has an unbelievably huge upside.”
St. John’s remains in the mix for Class of 2024 7-footer Khaman Maker of Trinity International Schools in Las Vegas who also visited last week. They also have a pledge from Greek shooting guard Lefteris Liotopoulos.Photo: via On3
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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.