Bonnies land three-star forward

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A recent visit to St. Bonaventure was enough for Justin Winston to decide his college basketball future.

The three-star 2019 prospect from New Jersey committed to the Bonnies on Monday, he announced via social media.

“This is for my family and friends, West Orange and New Jersey,” Winston wrote. “I won’t let you guys down.

My family and I have thought hard and about this and I’m proud to announce for my next four years of college I will be attending St. Bonaventure University.”

The 6-foot-8 Winston took his official visit to the Allegany, N.Y. campus this week after previously visiting South Florida. UMass and Seton Hall were also reportedly involved in his recruitment.

Winston is the first commit in coach Mark Schmidt’s 2019 recruiting class. The Bonnies went 26-8 last season and defeated UCLA in the first round of the NCAA tournament as a No. 11 seed.