Ricardo Gathers is a big get for St. John's

Updated: July 31, 2011, 2:48 PM ET
By Dave Telep
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1. St. John's scores significant recruit

Last year, the Red Storm accepted commitments from a ton of wing players. This year, coach Steve Lavin has a pledge from a guy willing to the dirty work in the paint. Ricardo Gathers (LaPlace, La./Riverside) said a few months back that St. John's was his leader and over the weekend took it a step further and committed. He is this year's leading rebounder from the Nike EYBL and he did it on both the offensive and defensive sides of the ball. He's the rock in the paint that Lavin can now count on to bring it and create a presence in the lane.