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Chris Obekpa headed to St. John's

Updated: June 11, 2012, 6:23 PM ET
By Kieran Darcy | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- St. John's and head coach Steve Lavin scored a major recruiting coup Monday, when Chris Obekpa announced his intention of playing for the Red Storm next season.

"Keeping my talent in the MECCA," Obekpa tweeted, along with a photo of himself wearing a St. John's hat and T-shirt.

The 6-foot-8, 225-pound center, from Our Savior New American School on Long Island, was the No. 77-ranked high school senior in the country by ESPN Recruiting, and the 16th-best player ...

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