RedStormSports- St. John's head men's basketball coach Steve Lavin announced that coveted Nigerian big man God's Gift Achiuwa (Port Harcourt, River States, Nigeria/Sure Foundation/Erie C.C. (N.Y.) became the Red Storm's second signee of the spring period on Thursday. Achiuwa, a 2011 junior college first team All-American, joins what is now a nine-man group of heralded student-athletes that have signed National Letters of Intent (NLI) to join St. John's for the 2011-12 season - a class currently rated No. 2 in the nation by both ESPN and Rivals.com.
6 of our 9 recruits are in the nation's top 100 freshmen, a soon to be cancer free coach, his smoking hot wife, and now God's Gift. Literally, God's Gift Achiuwa has chosen to play ball at St.John's University next year. His name is the newest addition to the team with some of the weirdest fucking names in college basketball Norvel Pelle (apparently we have a 16th century English poet on our team), Sir'Dominic Pointer (was his mother's womb knighted?), Jakarr Sampson (apparently named after his "baby daddy's" fragrance during the night of conception in the early 1990's), Nurideen Lindsey (I got nothing here, never hear the name Nurideen before and probably never will again besides this dude), Malik Stith (one letter away from being a normal name), and Dwayne Polee (pronounced pole-e, like the black basketball playing brother of Wall-e). Even if this season is a bust (which if it is I'll be pissed because it is my last one in college) at being able to say "Did you see Sir'Dominic with that assist last night?" without having to watch soccer or cricket (do they have assists in cricket? answer: don't know, don't care).