St. John’s basketball reserve guard John McGriff commits to Binghamton

Former St. John’s basketball redshirt freshman guard John McGriff has transferred to Binghamton

Over the weekend, former St. John’s guard John McGriff announced via his social media pages that he is committing to the Binghamton Bearcats for next season.

The Bowie, Maryland native did not see the court in his first year in Queens after he suffered a shoulder injury in the preseason that required surgery.

The six-foot redshirt freshman was cleared to play prior to the 2020-21 season and appeared in 18 games off of the bench for the Johnnies, averaging 0.7 points per game.

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McGriff is the seventh St. John’s player that jumped into the transfer portal this year and sixth to find a new home joining David Caraher, Josh Roberts, Rasheem Dunn, Greg Williams Jr, Marcellus Earlington, and Isaih Moore.

Coming out of high school, John McGriff held offers from the likes of Rutgers, Minnesota, Kansas State, and UNLV before ultimately deciding to commit to St. John’s in head coach Mike Anderson’s first freshman recruiting class alongside Julian Champagnie.

McGriff can thrive with Binghamton as he will get much more playing time than he got in Queens this year. or what he would get next year due to the addition of Stef Smith from Vermont and the presence of Posh Alexander.

There’s still room to add for St. John’s basketball this offseason 

The Red Storm have brought in several transfers this offseason including Stef Smith from Vermont, Aaron Wheeler from Purdue, Joel Soriano from Fordham, and Montez Mathis from Rutgers.

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However, there are still two scholarship spots open for head coach Mike Anderson to add to his roster for the 2021-22 season.

St. John’s seems intent on adding a guard to the roster with the staff checking in on several options over the past week or so, but the core of the team seems set aide from the looming NBA Draft decision from Julian Champagnie.