Former St. John’s basketball guard David Caraher commits to High Point

Former St. John's basketball guard David Caraher (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)
Former St. John's basketball guard David Caraher (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images) /

Former St. John’s basketball guard David Caraher has found a new home. 

After leaving the St. John’s basketball program in early January, David Caraher has found a new home back in his home state of North Carolina.

The High Point men’s basketball program welcomed the former Johnnie to its program via Twitter on Wednesday afternoon.

St. John’s announced that its 6-foot-6 guard would be taking a leave of absence from the team on January 6, which was then followed by an announcement regarding his graduation and transfer from the school on January 27.

David Caraher joined the Johnnies following the 2017-18 season after his sensational freshman campaign at Houston Baptist in which he was named as the Southland Conference Freshman of the Year.

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Caraher originally committed to play under head coach Chris Mullin but never took the floor under the former Red Storm standout as he was sidelined for the 2018-19 season because of NCAA transfer rules and regulations.

The Chapel Hill, North Carolina native remained in Queens following the hiring of Mike Anderson and played in 32 games, starting three, under the new St. John’s head coach.

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In his one full season in Queens, Caraher averaged 4.7 points, 2.0 rebounds, and 1.0 assists per game while shooting 40.3-percent from the field and 25.0-percent from 3-point range.

In his redshirt junior season, Caraher only appeared in seven of the ten St. John’s games prior to his decision to leave the program and was averaging 4.6 minutes and 0.7 points per game.

Fans will remember David Caraher as scoring the final basket of the 2019-20 season against the Creighton Blue Jays in the quarterfinal of the Big East Tournament before the rest of the tournament, and season, was canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Shortly after his departure from Queens, St. John’s announced the Red Storm Basketball Social Impact Scholarship which is an academic award to be presented annually to a St. John’s student.

The scholarship was started by a vision and idea of Greg Williams Jr. and David Caraher, and the first scholarship will be awarded for the 2021-22 academic school year.

Caraher became the first of now three players to transfer from St. John’s this season as former junior college standouts Vince Cole and Isaih Moore entered the transfer portal this week.

High Point is coming off of a 9-15 (6-11 Big South) season.

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