Transfers Will Boost St. John’s

St. John’s coach Joe Tartamella has three recruits waiting to join the Red Storm program. Photo by Vincent Dusovic, St. John’s Athletic Communications.

Coach Joe Tartamella and the St. John’s program will be getting a lift down the road from two players who are transferring north from ACC programs. In addition, the Red Storm has also received a commitment from a highly-regarded prospect in the Class of 2014.

Tartamella corralled two players who previously earned Top 50 ratings from the All Star Girls Report when Silena Archer announced she was transferring to St. John’s from Miami, and then Danejah Grant announced she was making the move from Clemson. Archer is a 6-4 center from Clermont, Fla., who began the year as a redshirt sophomore for the Hurricanes. Grant, a 5-9 guard from Piscataway, N.J., was a freshman at Clemson and she played in eight games for the Tigers.

“Archer is a true post player, and it has been awhile since St. John’s has had a true post. She should fill a void for them in the low block,” said ASGR analyst Bret McCormick. “Grant is a very good guard who knows how to score. She will have a tremendous impact on the program.”

The Red Storm’s recruiting wave is capped by the verbal commitment of Tamesha Alexander, who is listed as the No. 78 recruit in the Class of 2014 by ASGR. She is a 5-6 point guard from Philadelphia.

“Tamesha is know as ‘Sox,’ because of the different socks she wears,” noted McCormick. “She is an impact point guard who can control the ball, and she knows how to run the show.”