The St. John’s basketball program is in the mix for Division II standout Parker Fox.
The hottest topic off the court in college basketball is the transfer portal and the St. John’s basketball is in the mix for an under the radar star.
Parker Fox is certainly not a household name for even the hardcore college basketball fans but the 6-foot-8, 210 pound forward from Northern State University (S.D.) is one of the best players in Division II basketball and is looking to make the jump to Division I.
Fox has a slew of power conference teams calling him as he told 247 Sports that St. John’s was one of the programs to contact him early in his recruitment along with Creighton, California, Clemson, South Carolina, LSU, Xavier, Butler, Arkansas, Nebraska, Vanderbilt, Seton Hall, Texas A&M, TCU, Boston College, and Georgetown.
The forward averaged 22.1 points, 9.6 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 3.2 blocks per game this season, shooting 62.3-percent from the field, yet 18.8-percent from three-point range. However, Fox shot 36.0-percent from beyond the arc last season.
As Parker Fox continues to manager his interest in the transfer portal, the newest programs entering his recruitment are Florida State and Minnesota.
The Golden Gophers and new head coach Ben Johnson could be the favorite for Fox as he is a Mahtomedi, Minnesota native.
“I am hoping to hear from Minnesota, they just hired their new coach today…Minnesota is home, they just hired Ben Johnson today, he’s a Minnesota dude. He reached out to me at Xavier so hopefully I am ablate connect with him through Minnesota as well,” Fox told 247 Sports.
Since his comments, Minnesota has contacted Fox and the two sides have set up a virtual meeting, according to multiple reports.
Parker Fox could fill much hole with St. John’s basketball
In the last week, St. John’s has seen three players depart for the transfer portal, Isaih Moore, Vince Cole, and Josh Roberts.
Moore and Roberts were the two players who made up the front court for the Johnnies and now the power forward and center positions are two glaring holes on the Red Storm’s roster.
Parker Fox wouldn’t be the traditional big man that many St. John’s fans are hoping for this offseason, but with his scoring ability in the paint and rebounding prowess he certainly would fill a major need for the Red Storm.