Former St. John’s basketball guard Greg Williams Jr. is heading back home.
There was still a small possibility that Greg Williams Jr. would return to the St. John’s basketball program but that dream was unlikely from the moment he entered the transfer portal.
While Williams Jr. called Queens, New York his home for the last three years, he’s now returning to his actual home of Lafayette, Louisiana.
The 6-foot-3, 200 pound guard announced via social media on Friday afternoon that he would be committing to the Louisiana Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns.
Greg Williams Jr. announced he was entering the transfer portal the same day as his teammate and classmate, Marcellus Earlington, who just announced his commitment to San Diego.
The juniors were also joined in the transfer portal by their fellow classmate Josh Roberts as the three pending departures officially erase the memories of the Chris Mullin era in Queens.
Williams Jr. was a key contributor for the Johnnies over the last two seasons and as a junior he averaged 9.5 points, 2.1 rebounds, 2.1 assists, and 1.3 steals per game while shooting 46.3-percent from the floor and a team-best 44.8-percent from three-point range.
However, there were injury concerns with the rising senior as back aliments slowed his progression in both his sophomore and junior seasons.
St. John’s basketball players slowly commit to new schools
Greg Williams Jr. becomes the fourth St. John’s player that entered the transfer portal to commit to a new school.
David Caraher has committed to High Point, Rasheem Dunn to Robert Morris, and Earlington to San Diego.
Isiah Moore, Vince Cole, Josh Roberts, and John McGriff have yet to announced their next destinations.
Louisiana Lafayette posted a 17-9 (10-7 Sun Belt) season but the year prior the Ragin’ Cajuns were just 14-19 (8-12 Sun Belt).
The program last appeared in the NCAA Tournament in the 2014 season.