Adonis Delarosa Stays at Home to Play for St. John’s
The St. John’s men’s basketball team has finally received some positive news this off season. Adonis Delarosa, a 6-11′ 260-pound center from Christ the King in Queens, has verbally committed to play for the Red Storm. St. John’s beat out Pittsburgh and Alabama because of the location of the school and the recruiting efforts of St. John’s assistant Tony Chiles. Joey Delarosa, Adonis’s older brother, also 6-11′ and a former player of Florida International, has also enrolled at St. John’s and is taking classes, in hopes of becoming eligible around Christmas time.
Adonis is a much needed and welcomed addition to the Red Storm. It is notable that he will be the only player on the team from New York City who is on scholarship. His commitment will hopefully help to create a buzz and convince more New York City basketball players to stay home and play for St. John’s. CTK Head Coach Joe Arbitello said, “He’s really into New York, the whole atmosphere of New York City.” It seems Adonis is excited to get started and is pumped up about the prospects of being a New York City kid representing at St. John’s. “I’m trying to leave NY basketball in NY, no place like being at home,” Delarosa said. Per Ben Baskin, he also mentioned that he was looking to recruit additional NYC players to St. John’s.
Adonis Delarosa’s verbal commitment on Wednesday makes him the first recruit in the class of 2014. Stay tuned to see what other recruits St. John’s will be adding over the next few weeks and months.
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