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O’Mar Stanley drawn to St. John’s by family atmosphere, growth

High-level high school and post-graduate basketball players often have a difficult time choosing a college to continue their basketball journey. And in a pandemic? Schools are chosen after Zoom presentations, sight unseen, with players needing to feel trust in the staff without so much as a handshake.

For Missouri native O’Mar Stanley, the decision on where to play became an easier one after meeting with Mike Anderson and the St. John’s coaching staff.

Stanley, a 3-star prospect out of Link Year Prep, committed to St. John’s early — in November — over Ole Miss, Southeast Missouri State, Milwaukee, UNC-Greensboro, Tulsa, and Austin Peay.