Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Recruiting Roundup: Phil Greene, Gold Coast AAU

St. John’s came into the class of 2011 with at least nine scholarships to hand out, and head coach Steve Lavin is utilizing that to the fullest.

The Red Storm nabbed yet another commitment over the weekend, with Chicago guard Phil Greene popping for the Johnnies.

“It’s a good fit for me,” Greene said Monday. “They play up-tempo, which I like to play. They are in the Big East, which is the best conference, and I get to come in and play right away.”

The 6-foot-3 Greene said he was recruited to play the point guard position, which he has been playing full-time at IMG Academy (Fla.) this season.

He is the ninth commitment for the Red Storm, joining guards D’Angelo Harrison and JC transfer Nurideen Lindsey, and forwards Amir Garrett, Maurice Harkless, Jakarr Sampson, Sir’Dominic Pointer, Norvel Pelle and Dwight Meikle.

“Once we play together for awhile, we are going to be really good,” Greene said.

Gold Coast AAU Recruiting Updates

- Unsigned 2011 guard Austin Keel is taking his time with the process. According to coach Jarrod Lazarus, Keel currently holds interest from Minnesota, Indiana, High Point, Mount St. Mary’s, Oregon State, Colorado, Wofford, Central Connecticut State and The Citadel.

- Lazarus also provided an update on 2012 point guard Cody Mann, who is receiving interest from Virginia, Illinois-Chicago, Charlotte and Wright State.

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