Shamorie Ponds scheduled a press conference today at Thomas Jefferson High School to announce his college decision. St. John’s fans had a nervous confidence that Ponds would stay home to play for the Red Storm.
However the St. John’s faithful felt like they’ve seen this story too many times before. From Sylvan Landesberg to Isaiah Briscoe it always seems like the best talent in the metropolitan area has decided to take their talent outside of New York.
Ponds began his press conference and within a New York minute he put on his Red Storm cap and posed for pictures celebrating with his family.
— Joseph Staszewski (@CNG_Staszewski) September 29, 2015
Ponds took to twitter to apologize to St. John’s fans for keeping them waiting.
Sorry for the wait. St John's Commit⚫️⚪️🔴 pic.twitter.com/10mPssE4Xv
— Shamorie Ponds (@ShamorieP) September 30, 2015
Coach Chris Mullin made it very apparent that keeping New York City talent home was a priority and what better way to back that up then landing a top 50 guard out of Brooklyn. Who’s up next? Rawle Alkins?
Congratulations to my bro @ShamorieP on his commitment to St.Johns lil bro taking over the city this year 💪🏿
— Rawle Alkins (@Iam_RawleAlkins) September 29, 2015