St. John’s basketball: Dylan Addae-Wusu to transfer as purge continues

St. John's basketball guard Dylan Addae-Wusu (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
St. John's basketball guard Dylan Addae-Wusu (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images) /

St. John’s basketball guard Dylan Addae-Wusu is transferring from the program. 

The St. John’s basketball roster purge has continued as starting guard Dylan Addae-Wusu will be entering the transfer portal.

Addae-Wusu, a local product from the Bronx, became a key part of the Red Storm’s offense in the later portions of the season after averaging 9.3 points, 4.4 rebounds, 2.4 assists, and 1.6 steals per game.

“My time as a Johnnie has been invaluable and groomed me to be a better person on and off the court,” Addae-Wusu said in a social media post.

“To coach [Mike] Anderson and the coaching staff, I’m thankful for the past three years we’ve shared together and constantly challenging me.”

Dylan Addae-Wusu and Posh Alexander were the longest tenured players on the St. John’s roster this season but their connection from playing at Our Savior Lutheran (NY) did not translate to enough wins at the collegiate level.

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“To all of my teammates, the moments we shared on and off the court together will be cherished,” Addae-Wusu continued. “The bonds we created will last a lifetime.”

St. John’s basketball guard showed promise throughout season

The 6-foot-4, 230-pound junior had a memorable final game at St. John’s after he made a driving layup in the final seconds of the Red Storm’s loss to Marquette in the quarterfinals of the Big East Tournament to send the game into overtime.

Dylan Addae-Wusu made 19 starts for St. John’s this season and he was in the starting lineup in 34 of the 91 games he played for the Red Storm.

“After taking some time with my family and assessing what’s best for me to continue to grow, I’ve decided to enter the transfer portal to pursue my journey.”

St. John’s did not have a player enter the transfer portal last season but now under head coach Rick Pitino the program has seen Rafael Pinzon, O’Mar Stanley, Kolby King, and AJ Storr also enter the portal.

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The Red Storm have also lost commitments from unranked shooting guard Harrison Reede and junior college All-American Yaxel Lendeborg.

“Thank you, Red Storm Nation for giving a kid from the Bronx an opportunity. I’ll forever be grateful,” Addae-Wusu concluded.

St. John’s has not yet landed a commitment from a player under Pitino.

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