St. John’s basketball did not make the final cut for Northeastern transfer guard Tyson Walker.
Northeastern transfer guard Tyson Walker will not be considering joining the St. John’s basketball program as he decides where to play college basketball next season.
Multiple outlets have reported that Walker will make his college decision in the coming days between Maryland, Michigan State, Texas, Kansas, Vanderbilt, and Miami (FL).
St. John’s was one of the initial schools to reach out to the 6-foot sophomore guard who still has two years remaining of eligibility.
Along with the Johnnies, other schools that did not make the cut for the CAA Defensive Player of the Year include Nebraska, Seton Hall, Missouri, Arkansas, Georgia, Pittsburgh, Indiana, Florida, Providence, USC, DePaul, Kansas State, TCU, Stanford, East Carolina, Northwestern, California, and St. Mary’s.
Walker is a Westbury, New York native and was named to the CAA All-Rookie Team in his freshman season after being a four year player at Christ the King High School (N.Y.).
Tyson Walker averaged 18.8 points, 2.9 rebounds, 4.8 assists, and 2.4 steals per game while shooting 44.4-percent from the floor and 35.4-percent from 3-point range in his sophomore campaign.
St. John’s basketball undergoing roster changes
St. John’s has seen four players enter the transfer portal since the beginning of the season, David Caraher, Isaih Moore, Vince Cole, and Josh Roberts, with the latter three all happening within the last week.
Head coach Mike Anderson currently has three open scholarships for the 2021-22 season with more roster movement potentially looming in Queens.
Anderson was named as the Big East Coach of the Year while point guard Posh Alexander was tabbed as the conference’s Freshman of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year.
Sophomore forward Julian Champagnie was placed on the All-Big East First Team and awarded the Big East’s Most Improved Player.
St. John’s finished the 2020-21 season in fourth place in the Big East Conference with a 16-11 (10-9 Big East) record.