St. John’s basketball forward Isaih Moore enters transfer portal

St. John's basketball forward Isaih Moore (Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports)
St. John's basketball forward Isaih Moore (Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports) /

St. John’s basketball forward Isaih Moore has entered the transfer portal. 

After many rumors and speculation, St. John’s basketball forward Isaih Moore has officially entered the transfer portal after one season in Queens, he announced on Sunday afternoon.

Moore joined the Red Storm from Columbia, South Carolina and following his time at Sumtner High School (SC), he played one season of basketball at the College of Charleston.

Following his departure from the College of Charleston, Moore opted to go the junior college route and played at Pearl River Community College (Miss.) where he was named as a Third Team NJCAA All-American and helped lead the Wildcats to a 28-0 record and No. 1 seed in the NJCAA Tournament.

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The 6-foot-10, 205 pound junior played in 25 games for the Johnnies, starting eight, and averaged 9.2 points and 4.8 rebounds per game while shooting 57.5-percent from the floor and 26.9-percent from three-point range.

Isaih Moore was suspended for one game after a violation of team rules prior to St. John’s victory over Butler but returned and was utilized as a key piece off the bench as the Johnnies rattled off six victories in a row.

Moore always provided the Red Storm with energy and hustle during his time on the floor, although he sometimes wandered out to the permitter too often on offense.

Isaih Moore had tough end to career with St. John’s basketball

After only playing three minutes in St. John’s victory over Seton Hall in the regular season finale, head coach Mike Anderson said the lack of minutes for Moore was a “coach’s decision” despite some commotion on the bench as the Red Storm fell behind 18-0 against the Pirates.

Moore was also unavailable in St. John’s loss to Seton Hall in the Big East Tournament Quarterfinals due to COVID-19 contact tracing after reportedly coming into contact with a St. John’s Tier-1 staff member who had tested positive for the virus.

Aside from the final two games of the season for St. John’s clearly not falling in the favor of Isaih Moore, rumors reached its peak on Saturday night when the forward announced via his Instagram story that he would be selling his St. John’s gear.

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The Instagram story has since been deleted.

It is a violation of NCAA rules for a player to sell his or her gear while still a member of NCAA Division I athletics, regardless if that individual is selling gear for a team or school that he or she no longer attends.

Such a violation could result in the player being deemed ineligible or suspended.

Throughout his other recruitments, Isaih Moore had received offers from Charleston Southern, Colorado State, Mississippi State, Arkansas, Oregon, and Alabama.