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Mike Boynton Sends Mysterious (and Promising?) Tweet Amid St. John’s Links

OSU’s head coach breaks Twitter silence following big commitment and amidst swirling rumors.

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Mike Boynton has laid low over the last few days as rumors have swarmed linking him, a Brooklyn native, to the St. John’s vacancy.

He is laying low no more, though. Boynton sent a mysterious tweet Thursday afternoon after he reeled in four-star guard Chris Harris over Texas A&M and Texas Tech, and while it really said nothing, the fact that he tweeted anything actually says something. If he were St. John’s bound … is he sending out a smoke signal of excitement over landing a recruit for OSU?

Translate this as you will … (Marshall Scott’s literal translation, per our Slack: “At 6:30, he’ll see zero ears because everyone is wearing hard hats (which cover ears) while construction is happening.”

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Though Boynton has apparently not declined St. John’s interest, there’s been a lot of smoke elsewhere linking other names to the gig on Thursday. Yale coach James Jones is a name I’ve heard mentioned for the vacancy by several sources, and Jon Rothstein reported that Paul Hewitt, the former head coach at Siena, Ga. Tech and George Mason, is also a candidate.

We’ll see exactly what amounts to all these links, rumors, non-rumors, denials and smokescreens, but for now, a single Mike Boynton tweet seems to say a lot — even if it really says nothing.