The St. John’s basketball program has offered New Mexico transfer Bayron Matos.
The quest to add an impact front court players continues for the St. John’s basketball program as head coach Mike Anderson and his staff have extended an offer to New Mexico transfer Bayron Matos.
Matos’ offer comes on the heels of the Johnnies being heavily involved with Fordham transfer Joel Soriano as the Red Storm were already looking to bolster its front court and that need was only heightened with Isaih Moore and Josh Roberts entering the transfer portal.
The 6-foot-9, 215 pound center is from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and went to high school at Hamilton Heights Christian Academy (TN) before arriving on campus with the Lobos.
In his first collegiate season, Matos played in 20 games, starting 15, and averaged 6.0 points and 4.1 rebounds in 18.9 minutes per game.
Bayron Matos did not play in the regular season finale against Colorado State nor in the First Round of the Mountain West Tournament for the Lobos this season.
St. John’s basketball sees familiar foe in battle for transfer forward
Since entering the transfer portal, Matos has received offers from Seton Hall and South Florida, in addition to St. John’s.
During his high school recruitment, Matos held impressive offers from Mississippi State, Auburn, Dayton, Florida, Illinois, TCU, Texas Tech, and West Virginia.
In addition to Roberts and Moore, St. John’s will be looking to replace John McGriff, Vince Cole, Rasheem Dunn, Greg Williams Jr., and Marcellus Earlington as all seven players have entered the transfer portal since the conclusion of the season.
Sophomore stud Julian Champagnie has entered the 2021 NBA Draft while still keeping his collegiate eligibility.
St. John’s has added Purdue transfer Aaron Wheeler and Vermont graduate transfer Stef Smith this offseason with a handful of more roster moves still to come in Queens this spring.