St. John’s basketball redshirt senior Rasheem Dunn enters transfer portal

St. John’s basketball redshirt senior guard Rasheem Dunn entered the transfer portal. 

Another St. John’s basketball player has entered the transfer portal with redshirt senior guard Rasheem Dunn.

The news broke late Thursday night and was first reported by Sean Paul of MakingTheMadness.

Dunn now becomes the seventh player to enter the transfer portal since the conclusion of the season and the eighth player since January 1, joining David Caraher, Isaih Moore, Vince Cole, Josh Roberts, John McGriff, Greg Williams Jr., and Marcellus Earlington.

Williams Jr. and Earlington were the latest Johnnies to enter the portal, which came as a shock to many given their experience and production as sophomores and juniors.

Rasheem Dunn entering the transfer portal also comes as a surprise as the indication he gave when speaking to the media as the regular season came to a close was that he would not use the extra year of eligibility granted by the NCAA due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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If the Brooklyn, New York native plays next season, it would be his sixth year in college and at his fourth school.

Dunn started his career at St. Francis of Brooklyn for two seasons before transferring to Cleveland State but never suited up for the Vikings after sitting out one year because of NCAA transfer rules and regulations as head coach Dennis Felton was fired before ultimately landing in Queens for the last two seasons.

Dunn played in 52 games, starting 31, at St. John’s and averaged 10.8 points, 3.4 rebounds, 3.7 assists, and 1.2 steals per game while shooting 39.0-percent from the floor and 20.4-percent from three-point range.

St. John’s basketball still with serious roster questions

St. John’s also has questions surrounding sophomore star Julian Champagnie who entered the 2021 NBA Draft but will maintain his collegiate eligibility until he makes his final decision.

Should Champagnie not return to Queens, which there is no indication that will happen at the moment, St. John’s would only return rising sophomores Posh Alexander and Dylan Addae-Wusu from the 2020-21 season to the 2021-22 season, assuming they do not enter the transfer portal.

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However, the Red Storm have landed two transfers in Vermont’s Stef Smith and Purdue’s Aaron Wheeler and are involved with a handful of other transfers.

Even with the latest news surrounding Rasheem Dunn, St. John’s still has four open scholarships for the 2021-22 season.