NJ's Qa'rraan Calhoun Signs with St. John's

Qa'rraan Calhoun, a Raritan, N.J. native who is prepping at St. Thomas More School in Oakdale, Conn., signed with St. John's, the Big East program announced Friday.

Qa'rraan Calhoun, a 6-foot-7, 220 pound combo forward who was originally expected to spend two years at the prep school, will instead be donning Red Storm attire next season. He is rated as the fifth-best postgraduate player in the nation by Scout.com.

"Qa'rraan is going to be a very exciting player at St. John's," said SJU's head coach Norm Roberts. "His versatility and athletic ability are going to allow him to be very successful in the Big East conference."

As a senior at Raritan, Calhoun averaged 19 points, 11 rebounds and five blocks per game. He strung together back-to-back games of 28 and 27 points against St. Patrick's and St. Anthony's high schools, respectively.

"Qa'rraan is one of the most coachable players I have ever had. It's extremely rare to find someone so talented and yet so coachable," said Raritan head coach Sean Devaney.

Earlier, Davaney told ScoutHoops.com's Dave Telep:

    "It's funny. When he was getting recruited by different people, I would ask what position and I've always gotten different opinions. He'll be used however Coach Roberts wants to use him. That's what makes him unique. He defends on the perimeter much better than people realize. He would guard shooting guards and he would guard Derrick Caracter. He had to do it all for us."

Calhoun was also recruited by Arizona, Connecticut, Missouri, Richmond, Seton Hall and St. Bonaventure.

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