Within a few hours, the campuses of Seton Hall, Rutgers, St. John's, Villanova, and Georgetown are reachable by car. And so the battles are extensive and big for the players in the New York area.
St. John's has already won the battle for Malik Boothe. Now the Red Storm and Boothe must find a date, a weekend that would not only benefit Malik but help St. John's with other recruits.
It is known that Dele Coker will be visiting St. John's on October 5th. There was some thought behind Tyrone Nash, the 6-foot-7 forward from Northfield Mount Hermon in Massachusetts also taking the visit the same weekend. And if this was the conclusion, would Boothe join the other two recruits?
Schools like St. John's try to set the weekends up also as an opportunity for possible future teammates to meet each other and bond. It is a significant advantage to be able to do this.
But for now, Nash's weekend will be delayed until a later date in October. According to sources close to Nash, his family would like to take in the weekend trip when Tyrone visits St. John's. Remember, Nash is from the New York area.
For now, Boothe's visit is still be determined. As pointed out in a previous story on this website, Malik's value goes beyond his ability on the court.
Malik thinks pass first, shot second. Malik, at 5-foot-9, awaits a date for a visit too. He is expected to compete at IS8 over the next few weekends. This will also play into his official visit to St. John's.