St. John’s basketball reaches out to USF graduate transfer David Collins

St. John's basketball graduate transfer target David Collins (Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports)
St. John's basketball graduate transfer target David Collins (Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports) /

St. John’s basketball has reached out to South Florida graduate transfer David Collins. 

The transfer portal continues to grow as another graduate transfer has hit the open market with South Florida’s David Collins, who is receiving a lot of interest from schools including the St. John’s basketball program.

Collins has been a steady guard for the Bulls throughout his four years and his best year in terms of scoring came as a sophomore when he posted 15.9 points per game.

The Youngstown, Ohio native played in 22 games in his senior season, starting 18, and averaged 12.5 points, 3.5 rebounds, 3.4 assists, and 1.3 steals per game on 42.0-percent shooting from the floor, 37.3-percent from three-point range, and 55.6-percent from the free throw line.

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According to multiple reports, since entering the transfer portal David Collins has seen interest from UConn, Miami (FL), Maryland, Kansas State, Cincinnati, Clemson, Georgia, Florida State, and California, in addition to St. John’s.

The Johnnies have also been in contact with transfers guards such as Stef Smith, Tyson Walker, Al Durham, and Antonio Daye Jr., among others.

Only Daye Jr. has trimmed his list to a final four finalists and he did not include the Red Storm in his Top-4.

St. John’s basketball already has talented guard depth

St. John’s is looking to add players to its talented backcourt of Posh Alexander, Dylan Addae-Wusu, and Greg Williams Jr. as the Johnnies saw former junior college standouts Vince Cole and Isaih Moore leave the program and into the transfer portal after one season.

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The Red Storm are coming off one of its most impressive seasons in years after being picked to finish ninth in the Big East Conference Coaches Poll and beginning conference play at 1-5 all to finish in fourth place.

However, St. John’s could not cap off its impressive season with an NCAA Tournament berth after a loss to Seton Hall in the quarterfinals of the Big East Tournament and declined an NIT invitation over healthy and safety concerns.

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