QUEENS, N.Y. – The St. John’s men’s basketball program has received a National Letter of Intent from four-star point guard Marcus LoVett, Jr. The 6-foot southpaw from Chicago is a consensus top-25 point guard nationally according to major national recruiting services and TBC’s No.86 rated senior in the Class of 2015.

“We are excited to welcome Marcus to our basketball family,” said head coach Chris Mullin. “Marcus has an instinctive playmaking ability at a position we know is very important. I look forward to working with Marcus and developing his skills on and off the court that will help him reach his goals.”

LoVett, a First Team All-State selection by the Chicago Tribune, finished fourth in the statewide vote for Illinois Mr. Basketball in 2015 after a standout senior campaign at Morgan Park High School. LoVett averaged approximately 25 points, eight rebounds and seven assists playing for head coach Nick Irvin. He served as a team captain and helped lead the Mustangs to a 21-5 overall record and third place finish in the state tournament last season.  LoVett set an Illinois Class 3A playoff record with 45 points on 20-of-27 shooting in the semifinals.

LoVett attended high school in California during his three years prior to Morgan Park. He lettered two seasons at Providence High School in Burbank, Calif. where he averaged over 30 points per game. LoVett spent his junior season at San Gabriel Academy in San Gabriel, Calif. He received the 2014 Wooden High School Player of the Year Award for CIFSS Division V averaging approximately 22 points and six assists at San Gabriel. LoVett was a member of the AAU team Dream Vision playing for head coach Clayton Williams.

Lovett will give the Red Storm a quality lead guard to build for the future, he has excellent quickness, can change speed with best off the dribble and is an excellent passer. He will develop into a solid floor leader under Chris Mullin’s tutelage!