St. John’s basketball contacts Florida Gator transfer Noah Locke

St. John’s basketball has contacted Florida transfer Noah Locke. 

Now more than ever the St. John’s basketball program will be active in the transfer portal and head coach Mike Anderson and his staff now have five open scholarships to work with.

Following the stunning news that juniors Greg Williams Jr. and Marcellus Earlington entered the transfer portal, the attention turns to who the Johnnies are reaching out to in the transfer portal.

Anderson already landed the commitment of Vermont graduate transfer Stef Smith who should bring a veteran presence to the Red Storm as well as a defensive intensity and above average shooting capabilities.

St. John’s has also lost Isaih Moore, Vince Cole, John McGriff, and Josh Roberts to the transfer portal this offseason while seeing David Caraher leave the program in the middle of the season.

However, one of the transfers that the program has contacted is Florida’s Noah Locke.

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Locke is a 6-foot-3 junior out of Baltimore, Maryland who has averaged 10.3 points per game in both his sophomore and junior campaigns.

As a freshman, Locke posted 9.4 points per game and over the course of his Florida career, he has played in 92 games and started 79 of them.

In addition to his 10.3 points as a junior, Locke also posted 2.4 rebounds and is a consistent and reliable shooter, firing at a 42.5-percent clip from the floor and 40.4-percent from three-point range.

Locke shot 37.9-percent from downtown as a freshman and 43.2-percent as a sophomore.

St. John’s basketball has a lot of competition for Florida transfer

According to ESPN’s Jeff Borzello, Noah Locke has heard from North Carolina, Kansas, Louisville, Providence, UConn, Tennessee, Arkansas, Georgia, Auburn, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, UCLA, Clemson, Oregon, Virginia, North Carolina State, Maryland, Illinois, Indiana, Marquette, Oklahoma State, and Alabama, in addition to St. John’s.

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In his high school commitment, Locke picked the Gators over Michigan, Providence, Ohio State and Xavier.

Noah Locke would certainly prove to be a great addition to the Johnnies, but it seems like the competition for his commitment will be very stiff.