FOUR star freshman guard AJ Storr came off the bench to score a team high 13 points in just 20 minutes to propel the St John’s Red Storm to a 85-55 exhibition win over Adelphi at Carnasecca Arena in Queens, New York.
#By RENALDO DORSETT
#Tribune Sports Reporter
#FOUR star freshman guard AJ Storr leads a highly touted incoming class expected to propel the St John’s Red Storm back into contention of a competitive Big East Conference.
#Storr gave the Red Storm faithful a glimpse of his future impact when he came off the bench to score a team high 13 points in just 20 minutes of his team’s 85-55 exhibition win over Adelphi at Carnasecca Arena in Queens, New York. He shot 5-9 from the field, including 2-3 from three-point range.
#It was his first time playing in front of the St John’s faithful following his debut in August on the St John’s Foreign Tour in the Dominican Republic.
#He scored eight points against the DR senior national team, six points against the U22 national team and six points against club team GUG.
#St John’s head coach Mike Anderson was bullish on the prospect at Red Storm media day.
#“[This is] probably the most talent that I’ve had since I’ve been here, more guys that fit what we’re doing. This team here has all the components of some of the best teams I’ve had. I’m excited by this team. I’m looking forward to this team going out and showing not only this university, but this city – the whole country – what St John’s is all about.”
#Storr, a four-star recruit and the no. 95 prospect in the nation according to ESPN, heads to St John’s following a season at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida. The highest-rated high school prospect of the Mike Anderson Era, the 6-foot-6 guard chose St John’s over reported offers from Kansas, Illinois, LSU and Oklahoma among others.
#“AJ is an unquestioned talent and I think he has the ability to really shape the direction of our programme moving forward,” Anderson said. “He has a tremendous work ethic to go along with an ability to score at a high level. AJ is a high character young man who comes from a great family. We are excited for him to join the St John’s basketball family.”
#On the AAU circuit, Storr was a member of Vegas Elite in the Nike Elite Youth Basketball League (EYBL). He averaged 12.1 points per game.