St. John’s basketball: Posh Alexander commits to Butler

St. John's basketball Posh Alexander (Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)
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St. John’s basketball guard Posh Alexander remains close in commitment to Butler. 

Another transfer out of the St. John’s basketball program is staying close to the Big East Conference as star guard Posh Alexander has committed to Butler.

Alexander made the announcement last week as he joins Dylan Addae-Wusu, his high school teammate at Our Savior Lutheran (NY), to remain in the league after leaving the Red Storm program.

The 6-foot guard did not perform to the expectations many had for him this season after averaging a career-low 10.2 points, 4.2 assists, and 2.0 steals per game on 40.0-percent shooting from the floor.

Alexander also posted 2.9 turnovers per game while shooting 23.2-percent from 3-point range.

The Bronx, New York native left the door open for a potential return to St. John’s when announcing his decision to enter the transfer portal but that was quickly dismissed.

It was reported that St. John’s head coach Rick Pitino invited Alexander to remain with the program but opted to explore his other options, similar to AJ Storr and Brandon Gardner.

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Storr has since committed to Wisconsin and Gardner requested his release from his National Letter of Intent to St. John’s.

“Posh [Alexander] is an elite on-ball defender who brings toughness from three years in the Big East,” Butler head coach Thad Matta said in a statement.

“He knows the physicality and the skill level of this league.”

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Posh Alexander was the Big East Freshman of the Year and Co-Defensive Player of the Year during his first season in Queens and was an All-Big East Honorable Mention selection after his sophomore campaign.

“Offensively, he can run a team and has shown the ability to get to the rim and make plays,” Matta continued.

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“It will be good to have him on our side as opposed to game-planning how to slow him down.”

David Jones and Andre Curbelo, both two-time transfers, are the only players left from last year’s St. John’s roster not to announce their future plans yet.

Next. St. John’s adds national champion Nahiem Alleyne. dark