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St. John's got its second commitment in as many weeks Monday when Bridgton Academy (Maine) shooting guard Paris Horne announced his intention of playing for the Red Storm next year, according to Bridgton coach Whit Lesure.

Horne, originally from Philadelphia, played last year at Middletown (Del.) High School, leading his team to the state title. He's a 6-foot-4 long, athletic wing who was drawing interest from Clemson, Virginia Tech, George Washington, George Mason and Temple.

"I don't know if he's quite St. John's level," recruiting guru Tom Konchalski said.

Horne failed to qualify academically out of Middletown, landing him at Bridgton this year, where he is currently playing with St. John's signee Justin Burrell.

Konchalski, who had Horne projected as a mid-major player, calls him aggressive on both ends of the floor, a good defender, but questions his ability to score, his ball-handling skills and passing.

"If they play an athletic game, he'll be fine," Konchalski said. "I think they like his energy."

Posted 7:03 pm, October 10, 2011
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