St. John’s basketball forward Isaih Moore commits to Southern Mississippi

St. John's basketball transfer Isaih Moore (Photo by Porter Binks/Getty Images)
St. John's basketball transfer Isaih Moore (Photo by Porter Binks/Getty Images) /

St. John’s basketball transfer forward Isaih Moore has found his new landing spot.

While you were sleeping on Sunday night, St. John’s basketball forward Isaih Moore announced his new destination.

Shortly after 1:00am EST on Monday morning, Moore posted to his social media accounts that he will be transferring to Southern Mississippi.

Southern Miss will be the fourth stop in as many years for the 6-foot-10 forward as Moore began his college basketball career at the College of Charleston before transferring to Pearl River Community College, located in Poplarville, Mississippi.

In his one season in Queens, the Columbia, South Carolina native showed some flashes of brilliance on the court but there were some mishaps off the court which resulted in a one game suspension in a victory over Butler and a benching against Seton Hall in the regular season finale.

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Moore also did not play against the Pirates in the Big East Tournament due to COVID-19 contact tracing.

Isaih Moore was the first player to enter the transfer portal from the Red Storm at the conclusion of the season after what appeared to be a messy breakup based on social media posts from the junior.

The ex-Johnnie played in 25 games, starting eight, and averaged 9.2 points and 4.8 rebounds per game on 57.5-percent shooting from the floor and 26.9-percent from 3-point range.

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Widely known as the alma mater of NFL Hall of Famer Brett Favre, Southern Mississippi isn’t known for its basketball program as the Golden Eagles have appeared in the NCAA Tournament just three times; 1990, 1991, and 2012.

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Southern Miss posted a 8-17 (4-13 Conference USA) record last season and the program has only had one winning record since the 2014-15 campaign.

There are now two former St. John’s players still in the transfer portal who have yet to commit to a new school, Vince Cole and John McGriff.

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