St. John’s basketball: Posh Alexander leaves door open for potential return

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

St. John’s basketball guard Posh Alexander has left the door open for a return. 

The career of Posh Alexander as a St. John’s basketball player might not be over just yet.

Alexander entered the transfer portal on Wednesday but made it clear that the door has not fully closed on his tenure in Queens.

“I have decided to enter the transfer portal, with the option to return to St. John’s University,” Alexander wrote in his social media post.

The New York Post reported that Red Storm head coach Rick Pitino invited the point guard to return to the Johnnies but Alexander didn’t truly feel wanted by the St. John’s coaching staff and has decided to see what his other options are.

“Johnnie Nation, thank you for your constant support,” Alexander said.

“You guys showed me nothing but love and made it easy to leave it all out there for you.”

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The Our Savior Lutheran (NY) guard will have interest from power conference programs after he showcased the ability to take over a game on the defensive end of the floor in his three season with the Red Storm but still has a lot of room to grow offensively.

St. John’s basketball guard with decorated past

Posh 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.

Alexander started 28 of 30 games this season and averaged 10.2 points, 3.9 rebounds, 4.2 assists, and 2.0 steals per game on 40.0-percent shooting from the field but hasn’t taken the major leaps forward in his game that many expected following his standout inaugural season.

However, the 6-footer proved to be the heart and soul of the Red Storm program every time he stepped on the floor.

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St. John’s has seen Rafael Pinzon, O’Mar Stanley, Kolby King, AJ Storr, Dylan Addae-Wusu, and Andre Curbelo join Alexander in the transfer portal, although Pinzon has already committed to Bryant.

Storr, according to The Post, was also invited to remain with the program by Pitino but declined after he was not promised a significant role on the team.

Joel Soriano and Drissa Traore are the only two players on last season’s roster who will return next year.

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