Mullin lands four-star PG
Since being hired by his alma mater in late March, Chris Mullin has been busy on the recruiting trail. Late Wednesday night, the new coach at St. John's landed his biggest score yet in four-star point guard Marcus LoVett.
A six-foot tall point guard from Chicago (Ill.) Morgan Park who ranked No. 62 in the final Rivals150 for the class of 2015, LoVett took to his twitter account on Wednesday night to post a picture of his signed letter of intent.
"It's official NLI is done mom and dad trust this was best decision I made for MYSELF BrightLights here we come," tweeted LoVett.
Easily one of the most clever ball handlers in the class of 2015, LoVett had long been linked to St. John's under previous head coach Steve Lavin. But, after Mullin was hired to replace Lavin, things between the Red Storm and LoVett had appeared to slow down.
Obviously they heated up quickly and LoVett is somebody that can help out immediately in the Big East. Not only is he a flashy ball handler and passer who specializes in crowd pleasing plays, he can score points in bunches. His pull-up jumper from between 12 and 17 feet is his bread and butter, but LoVett has range to beyond the three point line and he plays with loads of confidence.
No matter how one looks at it, LoVett is a big score for Mullin and he puts an exclamation point on the work that has been done since taking the job.
In addition to LoVett, Mullin and St. John's have landed commitments from junior college forward Darien Williams, New Jersey shooting guard Malik Ellison and big man Yankuba Sima. All four should be able to help out immediately and they give St. John's a nice base to go along with the work that Mullin and his staff have done in the transfer market landing Pittsburgh wing Durand Johnson, Missouri State swingman Ron Mvouika and Tennessee combo forward Tariq Owens.
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