The final St. John’s basketball player in the transfer portal has committed to a new program.
There are officially no more St. John’s basketball players in the transfer portal as former Red Storm guard Vince Cole is off to Coastal Carolina.
Cole announced his decision via social media on Thursday afternoon as he was the third St. John’s player to enter the portal and the second to do so after the season concluded.
Vince Cole arrived in Queens from the University of South Carolina at Salkehatchie, a junior college where he was regarded as one of the best players in the country.
Cole averaged 21.4 points, 5.5 rebounds, and 3.5 assists on 51.8-percent shooting from the field and 44.6-percent shooting from three-point range.
The 6-foot-6 guard was anticipated to replace St. John’s wing LJ Figueroa after his entry into the transfer portal during last offseason but Cole struggled to adjust to the speed and physicality of the college game, especially in the Big East Conference.
In his one season at St. John’s, Cole averaged 8.7 points, 2.6 rebounds, and 1.1 assists per game while shooting 39.3-percent from the floor and 35.7-percent from 3-point territory.
Vince Cole made an immediate impact on the Johnnies with his game winning shot in the season opener against St. Peter’s as he averaged 20.0 points over the first two games of the season.
St. John’s basketball departures all have new homes
Vince Cole was the final of eight Red Storm players to commit to new programs after entering the transfer portal.
Cole’s fellow JUCO standout Isaih Moore is headed to Southern Mississippi while redshirt freshman John McGriff just announced his commitment to Binghamton.
Greg Williams Jr. is headed to Louisiana-Lafayette while Marcellus Earlington is off to San Diego and Josh Roberts is staying in the area after his commitment to Manhattan.
Rasheem Dunn is spending his free year of eligibility at Robert Morris and David Caraher is off to High Point after his midseason exit from the program.