Philadelphia point guard Rysheed Jordan, the number 22 overall prospect on the ESPN Top 100, has verbally committed to St. John’s University.
Jordan had been mulling over joining the Temple Owls and UCLA Bruins, but this morning he took to twitter to make his decision clear through several tweets such as “IM A JOHNNIE, NEW YORK HERE I COME,” as well as “RED STORM BABY.”
The recent departure of Amir Garret left coach Steve Lavin with one open scholarship. Jordan had visited Lavin and St. John’s in September of 2012, a trip that was reported to have the University emerge in Jordan’s eyes.
Jordan will join a backcourt that currently only features three other players in D’Angelo Harrison, Phil Greene, and Jamal Branch. Unlike those three however, he is considered a pure point guard.
“I’m one of the best point guards in the country,” Jordan said in a USA Today video feature. “My secret weapon is my passing, I work on my passing everyday. You have to know your teammates, you have to know where they like the ball.”
In his last high school season Jordan averaged 24.8 points, 6.1 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 3.3 steals as he led Vaux Roberts High School to winning the PIAA Class A Championship.
The 6’4 point guard will look to help a team that sat 203rd in the nation in assist. Pending any unknown issues, Jordan will be ready to join the team during their foreign tour this summer.