Steve Lavin announces incoming class 

May, 10, 2012
On Wednesday, St. John's head coach Steve Lavin announced his recruiting class for 2012.

Joining the Red Storm in the fall will be small forward Jakarr Sampson (Akron, Ohio/Brewster Academy), shooting guard Felix Balamou (Conarky, Guinea/Our Savior New American), power forward Orlando Sanchez (Bronx, N.Y./Monroe C.C.) and small forward Marco Bourgault (St. Malo, France/Monroe C.C.). The Johnnies will also welcome Texas A&M transfer Jamal Branch (Humble, Texas) who will be eligible in December and Harvard transfer Max Hooper (Carmel Valley, Calif.) who must sit out the 2012-13 season.

Lavin's 2012 class comes on the heels of a strong 2011 recruiting class and he has now signed 17 prospects since arriving at St. John's in March of 2010.