Prospect Spotlight: John Square (2020)

Recruiting
Maryland

Posted On: 10/15/18 11:00 AM

The modern style of basketball is predicated on versatility, shooting, and fast-paced play. In the WCAC, most teams like to create as many possessions as possible by turning defensive stops into quick scoring opportunities. This requires you to have bigs who are very active, mobile, and energetic. St. John’s has brought in John Square, a class of 2020 forward from Florida, to play the four spot and fill a major need if they want to play this way. At 6-foot-5, Square is a long-limbed and strong prospect who will be able to defend multiple positions and provide efficient offense. During a recent interview with Prep Hoops, he spoke on his anticipated role and recruitment among other topics.

PH: For those who haven’t seen you play, how would you describe your overall game?

JS: “Tough, fast, and hard.” 

PH: What’s the most underrated aspect of your overall game?

JS: “I’ve got a nice mid-range jump shot.”

PH: What are your grades like right now?  

JS: “I have a 3.7 GPA.”

PH: Who’s recruiting you right now?

JS: “Florida International, George Washington, and Rice.”

PH: What are your short term goals? 

JS: “Win two championships while I’m here and win defensive player of the year.”

PH: What’s your role going to be like?

JS: “To get rebounds, help my teammates get open, defend bigs and guards, take shots that I need to.”

PH: What do you think you can bring to a college program?

JS: “Intensity for sure. Energy, and definitely defense. “