St. John’s basketball: Kolby King commits to Tulane

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

St. John’s basketball guard Kolby King has found a new home. 

Transfer portal season is quickly coming to a close for some former St. John’s basketball players as another Johnnie has found a new home.

Kolby King announced his commitment to Tulane on Sunday after spending one season in Queens with the Red Storm.

King played in 26 games for the Red Storm and only averaged 7.7 minutes per game but flashed his abilities despite posting 1.7 points, 1.1 rebounds, and 0.6 assists per contest.

“Green Wave Nation, Let’s do it,” King said on social media.

“Kolby [King] is a guy that will be counted on right away,” Tulane head coach Ron Hunter said in a press release.

“His ability to be a primary ball handler and a high-level defender is something that we are really looking forward to.”

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The 6-foot-2 guard out of Pembroke Pines Charter (Fla.) was a three-star recruit and the No. 266 player in the Class of 2022, according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings.

“He is also as tough as the come and an incredible person. We are lucky to have him,” Hunter added.

St. John’s basketball roster beginning to turn over

Tulane last reached the NCAA Tournament in 1995 and is coming off a 20-15 (12-6 AAC) season that ended in the conference tournament.

The Green Wave last made the NIT in 2000.

St. John’s has seen Rafael Pinzon commit to Bryant, AJ Storr head to Wisconsin, and O’Mar Stanley sign with Boise State while Posh Alexander, Dylan Addae-Wusu, David Jones, and Andre Curbelo remain in the transfer portal.

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The Red Storm have already added Iona transfers Daniss Jenkins and Cruz Davis in addition to Virginia Military Institute’s Sean Conway.

The Johnnies will also return Joel Soriano, Drissa Traore, and Mohamed Keita from last year’s roster.

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