A year ago Steve Lavin pulled off an 11th hour recruiting coup when he landed spring commitments from Jakarr Sampson and Chris Obekpa. Sampson went on to win Freshman of the Year honors in the Big East while Obekpa led the conference in blocked shots.
Thursday, Lavin was at it again, landing a huge spring commitment from Rysheed Jordan, the No. 22 player in the ESPN 100, who picked St. John's over Temple and UCLA.
Jordan becomes the first player to commit to Lavin in the class of 2013 and has a chance to follow in the footsteps of Sampson and Moe Harkless and become the third straight St. John's product to earn Big East Rookie of the Year honors.
Here's a look at how Jordan might impact the Johnnies next season and beyond.