Former St. John’s guard Rasheem Dunn commits to Robert Morris

St. John's basketball guard Rasheem Dunn (Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports)
St. John's basketball guard Rasheem Dunn (Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports) /

Former St. John’s basketball guard Rasheem Dunn has found a new home. 

The second St. John’s basketball player has exited the transfer portal as Rasheem Dunn announced his commitment to Roberts Morris.

Dunn made the decision official via his Instagram page on Monday afternoon.

“First and foremost I would like to thank the NCAA for this amazing opportunity giving myself and fellow student athletes another year of eligibility, after a year of dealing with Covid 19,” Dunn said in his statement.

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The Brooklyn, New York native joined St. John’s by way of St. Francis College (Brooklyn) and Cleveland State, although not playing in a game with the Vikings.

Dunn was in the first transfer class under head coach Mike Anderson in Queens and over his two seasons with the Johnnies he averaged 10.8 points, 3.4 rebounds, 3.7 assists, and 1.2 steals per game.

“I chose RMU because my familiarity with Coach [Andrew] Toole, who I competed against in my early years of college ball. I was always impressed with his passionate and competitive spirit. Also, RMU offers the Masters Degree I am looking for.”

Former St. John’s basketball guard explains his decision to transfer

As a senior, Dunn posted 9.4 points per game on 41.2-percent shooting from the floor and 15.6-percent from three-point range but there was no expectation that he would return to St. John’s for his extra year of eligibility and signs pointed of him opting for the professional route.

“The ultimate goal is to go Pro, but where I’m from & where I grew up I figure all that can wait. You can always go Pro, but can’t go back to school and get a MASTERS for FREE.”

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St. John’s has seen eight players enter the transfer portal since January 1 as Dunn joined a group of David Caraher, Isaih Moore, Vince Cole, Josh Roberts, John McGriff, Greg Williams Jr., and Marcellus Earlington.

Caraher is the only other player to commit to a new school with his pledge to High Point.

Rasheem Dunn wants to continue to be a role model for those in his community as he continues his basketball journey, “I want to be the testimony of my environment, showing others no matter where you come from, how you grew up, there’s no limitations to where you can go in life.”

Robert Morris is coming off a 4-12 (3-12 Horizon) season but one year prior the Colonials were 20-14 (13-5 Horizon).

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