St. John’s basketball: Posh Alexander transferring in major roster shakeup

St. John's basketball guard Posh Alexander (Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports)
St. John's basketball guard Posh Alexander (Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports) /

St. John’s basketball guard Posh Alexander is transferring from the program. 

The biggest domino has fallen in the St. John’s basketball roster construction project, Posh Alexander is transferring.

Alexander, the face of the Red Storm program over the last three years, will be entering the transfer portal alongside his high school teammate Dylan Addae-Wusu.

Addae-Wusu and Alexander committed to St. John’s together and looked to jumpstart the Red Storm program that was left barren under head coach Chris Mullin.

The Our Savior Lutheran (NY) duo were the headline players in head coach Mike Anderson’s second recruiting class and the tenacious Alexander proved that his defensive toughness would make playing against the Red Storm a chore.

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Alexander was named as the Big East Freshman of the Year, Big East Co-Defensive Player of the Year, and unanimous selection to the Big East All-Freshman Team after his first season in Queens while being an All-Big East Honorable Mention selection following his sophomore year.

However, Posh Alexander saw career worst numbers in scoring, assists, steals, turnovers, and field goal percentage during his junior campaign.

Alexander, who started 28 of 30 games, averaged 10.2 points, 3.9 rebounds, 4.2 assists, 2.0 steals, and 2.9 turnovers per game on 40.0-percent shooting from the field and 23.2-percent from 3-point range.

The news of Posh Alexander’s transfer was first reported by ZagsBlog. 

St. John’s basketball roster transformation nearly to next stage

Head coach Rick Pitino said last Tuesday during his introductory press conference that most of the current St. John’s roster would not be back next season and he is true to his word.

Rafael Pinzon, O’Mar Stanley, Kolby King, AJ Storr, Dylan Addae-Wusu, and Alexander have all announced their intensions to transfer while Harrison Reede and Yaxel Lendeborg, members of the 2023 recruiting class, have decommitted from the program.

ALSO READ: AJ Storr, Kolby King enter transfer portal

Joel Soriano and Drissa Traore are the only two players who were on last year’s roster confirmed to return.

St. John’s has not landed a commitment from either the transfer portal or high school senior class under Pitino yet but the program remains heavily involved with several players.

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