St. John’s basketball: AJ Storr commits to Wisconsin

St. John's basketball guard AJ Storr (Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports)
St. John's basketball guard AJ Storr (Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports) /

St. John’s basketball guard AJ Storr has found a new home with the Wisconsin Badgers. 

The second player from the St. John’s basketball team has exited the transfer portal after sharpshooting wing AJ Storr committed to the Wisconsin Badgers.

Storr, a former four-star recruit, announced the news on social media on Thursday night.

The Rockville, Illinois native played in 33 games for the Red Storm this season and averaged 8.8 points, 1.9 rebounds, and 0.8 assists per contest while shooting 43.4-percent from the field and 40.4-percent from 3-point range.

AJ Storr was invited to remain with the Red Storm by head coach Rick Pitino but opted to pursue other options.

“[Rick] Pitino is a great coach and his career speaks for itself, but I came [to St. John’s] to play for Mike Anderson,” Storr told

“I was ready to restart.”

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The fit between Storr and Wisconsin is interesting since the Badgers typically play a defensive oriented style of basketball under head coach Greg Gard and the 6-foot-6 wing struggled defensively in his lone season with the Red Storm.

However, the offensive firepower that AJ Storr can bring to Madison should be able to open up its offense and potentially reach new heights in a rugged Big Ten.

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AJ Storr was joined in the transfer portal by Rafael Pinzon, Kolby King, O’Mar Stanley, Posh Alexander, Dylan Addae-Wusu, Andre Curbelo, and David Jones while Brandon Gardner, Yaxel Lendeborg, and Harrison Reede all reopened their recruitments from St. John’s.

Pinzon is the only other player from the Red Storm to commit to another school as the sophomore announced he will continue his college career at Bryant two weeks ago, but Stanley is expected to announce his decision on Friday.

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Joel Soriano, Drissa Traore, and Mohamed Keita are the only players that will remain with the program from last season as Iona transfer guard Daniss Jenkins announced his commitment to the Red Storm on Thursday.

Jenkins is the first player to commit to the Johnnies since the school hired Pitino.

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