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LJ Figueroa Status 2 months 1 week ago #349180

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Mike Anderson had his first big recruiting win, and it’s a name familiar to St. John’s fans.

LJ Figueroa is staying at the Queens school after flirting with transferring, he announced on Instagram. A source confirmed he will be returning for his junior season after taking his name out of the transfer portal on Wednesday, giving the new St. John’s coach a key player to build around.

Figueroa posted a photo of last year’s team and wrote: “Letssss Get right back to itttt,” with two red-heart emojis.

The 6-foot-6 Figueroa heard from a host of schools, programs like UConn, Kansas, Florida and Georgia, and visited Western Kentucky. But he would have likely had to sit out a year had he gone elsewhere, unless he received a waiver.

The versatile forward was arguably the Red Storm’s most consistent player this past season, averaging 14.4 points, a team-high 6.4 rebounds per game and shooting 51.3 percent from the field. A source said Figueroa told Anderson and his staff the news Wednesday. Anderson had stressed to Figueroa his importance to the program, saying he would be a focal point of what they wanted to do next year. At his best in transition, Figueroa could thrive in Anderson’s up-tempo pressing style.

nypost.com/2019/05/15/lj-figueroa-return...n-for-mike-anderson/
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LJ Figueroa Status 2 months 1 week ago #349181

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Again, Anderson played this situation like the pro he is from the get go.
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Great news! Pieces coming together Can’t wait until coach fills the other ships

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Huge news. He should be 1st team BE playing in this system. And if you are a Knicks and Jets fan, you needed a W after the last 18 hours.
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LJ Figueroa Status 2 months 1 week ago #349185

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That's terrific news, and with Heron staying, that's 2 very good pieces and talent to ensure that we're at least competitive. If the freshman can make the step up (especially Roberts) and the transfers are decent, then we shroud be OK.

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As was the case with the two recruits, Mike Anderson preached family with LJ Figueroa and stressed how important he was to program. #sjubb
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LJ Figueroa Status 2 months 1 week ago #349187

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LJ Figueroa is staying at St. John's, he announced on Instagram. Source said it was decided today. Huge news for new coach Mike Anderson. #sjubb



Thank you GOD. Wasn't too sure I would be enjoying this oncoming season. Have to believe that Mike Anderson had something to do with LJ's decision. Bring on our next recruit.

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LJ Figueroa Status 2 months 1 week ago #349188

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Seems like we're going from a "corporate" pro style of coaching to a more intimate and close-knit-team style that I would figure most college kids would want. Kind of like Louie, Rollie etc.

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Was there some kind of announcement like this for Heron, or are we still assuming he'll be back.

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