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Rysheed Jordan is heading to St. John’s

Rysheed Jordan, Mitch Holmberg

Vaux’s Rysheed Jordan, top, dunks behind Johnsonburg’s Mitch Holmberg in the second half of the PIAA Class A Boys Basketball championship game on Friday, March 22, 2013 in Hershey, Pa. Vaux won 83-63. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)


St. John’s picked up the first member of their 2013 recruiting class on Thursday, as 6-foot-4 point guard Rysheed Jordan picked the Johnnies over UCLA and Temple.

Jordan is a Philly native and a five-star recruit that was recently named the Class A and Public League Player of the Year. He’s a top 30 recruit and the point guard of the future for St. John’s.

You can find his Rivals page here.

Jordan is more of a scorer than a pure point guard at this point in his development, as his size and athleticism allows him to get to the rim and finish almost at will. He should be a nice addition to a back court that already includes Jamal Branch and Phil Greene. With basically everyone else set to return, and Orlando Sanchez due to become eligible, St. John’s looks like a team that could make a run at a tournament bid this season.

You can find Rob on twitter @RobDauster.