St. John’s basketball does not make Top-4 for Antonio Daye Jr.

St. John's basketball target Antonio Daye Jr. (Harrison Barden-USA TODAY Sports)
St. John's basketball target Antonio Daye Jr. (Harrison Barden-USA TODAY Sports) /

St. John’s basketball did not make the Top-4 for transfer target Antonio Daye Jr.

Some transfer target are working at a faster pace than others and Florida International transfer Antonio Daye Jr. has already trimmed his list down to four schools which does not include the St. John’s basketball program.

Daye Jr. was one of the first players the Red Storm coaching staff reached out to after the conclusion of its season along with Vermont’s Stef Smith.

Smith has not updated his recruitment while Daye Jr. announced via Twitter that he is down to four options; Clemson, Providence, Pittsburgh, and Arkansas.

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Some of the other schools that had reached out to the 6-foot-1 guard and were not included his his final list were, Marquette, Missouri, and Cincinnati.

The Durham, North Carolina native had his best season at the collegiate level in 2020-21, averaging 17.1 points, 4.3 rebounds, 4.7 assists, and 2.3 steals per game while shooting 45.5-percent from the field yet 28.9-percent from three-point range.

Jake Weingarten of StockRisers said that Antonio Daye Jr. is expected to make his final decision by the end of March.

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Following the departure of JUCO wing Vince Cole and forward Isaih Moore, the Red Storm now have two open scholarships for the 2021-22 season, pending no other player leaves the program.

Head coach Mike Anderson and his staff seem fixed on adding another guard and forward to try and provide some much needed depth to round out a roster that should maintain its core player.

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Anderson praised his team’s depth this season and must continue to find quality bench players in order to play his style of basketball.

Perhaps the Johnnies will get an up-close look at Antonio Daye Jr. this season as St. John’s will play the Providence Friars at least twice next season in the Big East Conference and also scheduled a non-conference matchup against the Pittsburgh Panthers at Madison Square Garden.

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