Severe Pushes Announcement to May 22

Christ the King guard Jon Severe has pushed his college announcement to May 22, one week after the late signing period ends, he told SNY.tv by text.

The late signing period runs April 17-May 15.

The 6-foot-2 Severe was going to cut his list this past weekend but never did.

He was considering several A-10 schools, including Fordham, Duquesne, George Washington and St. Bonaventure, along with Pitt, Rutgers and West Virginia.

Most recently Creighton and Kansas State have become involved, with Creighton assistant Steve Lutz coming to watch Severe work out on Monday, one day after the Bluejays were ousted from the NCAA Tournament by Duke.

Creighton joins the Big East next season along with Butler and Xavier and will play the Big East Tournament at Madison Square Garden, as well as making annual trips to St. John’s and Seton Hall.

“He was really really excited for them to be there,” Christ the King coach Joe Arbitello told SNY.tv.

“He said they win and they’re going to the Big East so a lot of my games will be at home.”

The newly-minted New York Mr. Basketball, Severe led Christ the King to the New York State Federation AA championship this past weekend, pouring in 40 points in the semifinals and 28 in the final against Long Island Lutheran.

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