St. John’s basketball lands volume shooter, Hofstra transfer Tareq Coburn

St. John's basketball transfer Tareq Coburn (Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports)
St. John's basketball transfer Tareq Coburn (Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports) /

St. John’s basketball has added another piece to its 2021-22 roster. 

The roster of the St. John’s basketball team continues to take shape into the early days of July, but the latest move was not the news most Red Storm fans were anticipating this weekend.

Tareq Coburn, a transfer from Hofstra, announced his committed to the Johnnies on Saturday afternoon after a brief stay in the transfer portal.

Coburn, a dedicated student and athlete, was looking for a school that would give him the best chance to pursue his off-court dreams of becoming a Physician Associate/Assistant (PA) while continuing to play basketball in college.

St. John’s offers Coburn the best of both worlds as the 6-foot-5, 205-pound guard will have the chance to chase his dreams in the classroom and on the court in the fall.

After beginning his college career at St. Bonaventure, Coburn, a Queens, New York native, transferred to Hofstra where he thrived as a permitter shooter as his career unfolded.

Tareq Coburn shot 42.5-percent from 3-point range as a sophomore and 39.3-percent from downtown as a junior.

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In his senior season, the guard posted 15.1 points, 3.8 rebounds, and 1.2 steals per game while shooting 43.8-percent from the field, 39.6-percent from 3-point territory, and 82.0-percent from the free throw line.

Tareq Coburn is the fifth transfer St. John’s has added this offseason, coupled with the addition of three freshmen.

St. John’s basketball eagerly anticipating decision of star forward

While the addition of Tareq Coburn is a solid move for the Red Storm, St. John’s is still awaiting the decision of rising junior forward Julian Champagnie.

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Champagnie, a First Team All-Big East selection, entered the 2021 NBA Draft while maintaining his collegiate eligibility and participated in the NBA Draft Combine.

Julian Champagnie has until July 7 to make his future plans known, whether that is returning to Queens for his junior season or remaining in the NBA Draft and foregoing his college eligibility.

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