Posted by Jeff Borzello
Easter’s over, but St. John’s still managed to get God’s Gift.
Of course, we’re talking about Nigerian big man God’s Gift Achiuwa, a junior college transfer from Erie Community College (N.Y.). Achiuwa, a 6-foot-9 power forward, signed with St. John’s on Thursday.
Achiuwa is the ninth member of the Red Storm’s 2011 recruiting class, joining Jakarr Sampson, D’Angelo Harrison, Sir’Dominic Pointer, Maurice Harkless, Norvel Pelle, Amir Garrett, Phil Greene and junior college transfer Nurideen Lindsey.
“I am excited to come to St. John’s and New York City,” Achiuwa said. “I really like the coaching staff and the way St. John’s plays. They are a running team and that’s what I like.”
Achiuwa, who chose the Johnnies over Washington, Cincinnati and others, said location played a role in his decision.
“I like the city and have been to New York a number of times,” he said. “Madison Square Garden is the biggest stage in the world and it is a great opportunity to have The Garden as my home court.”