The St. John’s Red Storm got a big commitment when they landed 3-star center Adonis Delarosa on Wednesday.
The 6’11, 255-pound Delarosa attends Christ The King Regional High School in Middle Village, New York, so he is staying home, which is a big reason why he chose the Red Storm.
“Just the fact that I’m gonna be home,” Delarosa said when asked why he selected St. John’s via Justin Tasch of The New York Daily News. “I can be with my family. Also I can be an impact player as soon as I come in. There’s nothing better than playing and putting on for your city, and also, you get to play at the Garden.”
His brother, Joey Delarosa, who walked on at St. John’s after playing for the Florida International Golden Panthers, also influenced his decision.
“Having my brother around, I’ll always have someone to lean on,” Delarosa said. “He can make it feel like home for me. If I go away, I don’t have anybody to lean on.”
Delarosa is ranked as the 29th best center prospect, seventh best prospect in the state of New York and the 303rd best overall prospect in the class of 2014, according to 24/7 Sports’ composite rankings.
He also had offers from the Alabama Crimson Tide, Florida State Seminoles and Miami Hurricanes, among others.