According to St. Raymond's head coach Oliver Antigua, Ricky Torres (6-foot-4) picked up the phone and committed to the Red Storm Wednesday night.
"They think that he's the player that can help St. John's get back to where it wants to be," Antigua said. "Now some other local kids might see that it's good to stay home."
On a team which featured no less than four Division I players last year, Torres scored 14 points a game and shot better than 40% from behind the arc. He had been considering Louisville in addition to the Red Storm.
"I think they made him a priority," Antigua said. "They worked him hard and Coach Martin was relentless.
"I told him that if he knew where he wanted to go then go ahead and pull the trigger."