Rysheed Jordan flirted with the idea of playing college basketball within walking distance of his Brewerytown home. But flirtations were all they proved to be.
The Vaux senior guard announced via Twitter on Thursday morning that he had orally committed to St. John's, choosing the Red Storm over Temple and UCLA. He cannot sign a letter of intent until Wednesday.
Last month, Jordan was named The Inquirer's top player in Southeastern Pennsylvania after he led Vaux to the school's first PIAA Class A state title.
Jordan declined an interview request Thursday night after he scored 31 points to lead his all-star team to a 100-94 win in the Albert C. Donofrio Classic in Conshohocken.