St. John’s basketball lands VMI transfer Sean Conway

St. John's basketball guard Sean Conway (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)
St. John's basketball guard Sean Conway (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images) /

The St. John’s basketball program has landed its second commit under Rick Pitino. 

The roster is slowly beginning to fill up for the St. John’s basketball program and head coach Rick Pitino.

Virginia Military Institute transfer guard Sean Conway announced his commitment to the Red Storm on Saturday night.

“After a great visit with Coach Pitino and the rest of the staff, I’m excited to announce I’m 100% committed to St. John’s University,” Conway said on Twitter.

The 6-foot-5 guard visited the campus this weekend and made his decision official shortly after he returned back home.

Conway will come to Queens hoping to help the Red Storm’s shooting abilities after making 37.8-percent of his shots from 3-point range last season.

For his career, the Fairfield, Connecticut native is a 36.6-percent 3-point shooter.

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He averaged 12.1 points, 4.9 rebounds, and 1.4 assists per game a season ago and also increased his free throw shooting up to 87.0-percent despite only taking 46 attempts from the charity stripe.

Sean Conway played in 115 games in his four years at VMI and started every game he played in during his final three seasons with the exception of one game during his senior campaign.

St. John’s basketball filling out backcourt

Nearly the entire St. John’s basketball roster entered the transfer portal and after three weeks Rick Pitino is filling out his backcourt.

Pitino landed Iona transfer Daniss Jenkins earlier last week before securing the commitment from Sean Conway.

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Conway connected on 40.4-percent (57-of-141) of his triples during his sophomore season and attempted at least 86 3-pointers each year during his tenure at VMI.

The guard averaged 8.7 points, 4.9 rebounds, and 1.2 assists per contest throughout his Keydets career and only turned the basketball over 1.1 times per game while getting an average of 25.5 minutes.

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