To say that the St. John’s Red Storm are having an iffy offseason would be disrespectful to iffy offseasons. JaKarr Sampson declared for the NBA despite being a late to never actually drafted prospect, Chris Obekpa is leaving the school via transfer, and new anti Steve Lavin banter has begun. Now, though, some of the worries that the offseason has brought on might calm down a bit with the commitment of recruit, Adonis Delarosa.
First thing first, though. Adonis Delarosa is not the end all, be all of this recruiting class. In fact, most recruiting website services have him rated as a three-star prospect and a player who needs some time to develop, get in shape and work on some fundamentals. So, yeah, he’s not exactly going to save the depleted front-court that the Red Storm currently have.
Delarosa averaged 12 points and 12 boards for Christ the King last season. Standing a beastly 6’11” and an impressively robust 275-pounds, at worst Delarosa can be a force to be reckoned with underneath the basket.
This is the Red Storm’s first commit in this class. Which now, assuming no one else transfers our, leaves St. John’s with a whopping eight players on scholarship for next season.
Do you smell that? You know, the pressure mounting on Lavin?
Yeah, sadly, me too.