St. John’s basketball: O’Mar Stanley commits to Boise State

St. John's basketball forward O'Mar Stanley (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)
St. John's basketball forward O'Mar Stanley (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images) /

St. John’s basketball forward O’Mar Stanley has found a new home. 

O’Mar Stanley is heading west after the St. John’s basketball transfer announced his commitment to Boise State on Friday.

Stanley spent two seasons with the Red Storm and was a three-star prospect out of Link Academy (MO) ranked as the No. 308 player in the Class of 2021, according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings.

The 6-foot-8 forward made 18 starts in 31 games this season for the Johnnies but only averaged 15.0 minutes per contest while posting 4.7 points and 2.7 rebounds per game.

“For me, it was more fit versus location, versus the big-name schools,” Stanley told The Idaho Press.

“It felt truly like home to me. It felt like they could make me a better basketball player, but an even better man.”

Boise State, under head coach Leon Rice, is coming off of back-to-back NCAA Tournament berths but the team was bounced in the Round of 64 in each appearance.

The Broncos won the Mountain West Tournament Championship during the 2021-22 season.

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O’Mar Stanley played in 30 games during his freshman season in Queens but did not make any starts while averaging 10.1 minutes, 3.0 points, and 2.0 rebounds per contest.

Stanley shot 60.0-percent from the field in his debut season but connected on 64.9-percent of his shots as a sophomore and expanded his game beyond the 3-point arc in making 5-of-11 attempts late in the season.

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When on the court, O’Mar Stanley was typically productive for St. John’s but his lack of consistent minutes was always troubling during his tenure with the program.

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Stanley was given 33 minutes on the floor during the regular season finale against Marquette went for 15 points and eight rebounds on 6-of-8 shooting.

St. John’s has seen Rafael Pinzon commit to Bryant and AJ Storr head to Wisconsin while Kolby King, Posh Alexander, Dylan Addae-Wusu, David Jones, and Andre Curbelo remain in the transfer portal.

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