Rysheed Jordan commits to St. John’s

Four-star point guard Rysheed Jordan picked St. John’s this morning, joining former UCLA head coach Steve Lavin in New York City. The Philadelphia product turned down hometown Temple as well as the Bruins.

Ranked No. 29 by Rivals.com and No. 53 by Scout.com, Jordan was the nation’s highest-ranked uncommitted recruit after No. 1 prospect Andrew Wiggins.

The move leaves UCLA without much depth at the point after the departure of Larry Drew II. Ben Howland had said before his firing that Kyle Anderson would play full-time at the one on offense, but that may change under new coach Steve Alford. Incoming freshman shooting guards Allerick Freeman and Zach LaVine may also slide in for some minutes.

  • Hank


  • Sam C

    Hey we want guys that wanna be here. If he chose Steve Lavin over ucla how bright could he be

  • FraudPatrol

    Alford’s first swing and a miss. No real PG…hope the new recruits are ready to play. Even Anderson’s Dad was quoted as saying that KA’s point guard days are behind him. He is too slow and needs to grow into his body more…he can’t guard quick small point guards and they would feast on him. Bring on the new freshmen, and let’s hope Alford turns around the recruiting. Not looking good after losing out on Jordan.

  • Mark

    Guaranteed that we’ll never hear from Jordan again!