St. John’s basketball lands Oregon State transfer Glenn Taylor Jr.

St. John's basketball transfer Glenn Taylor Jr. (Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports)
St. John's basketball transfer Glenn Taylor Jr. (Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports) /

St. John’s basketball added impact transfer Glenn Taylor Jr. from Oregon State. 

Rick Pitino has added another wing to the St. John’s basketball roster after landing Oregon State impact transfer Glenn Taylor Jr. last week.

Taylor Jr. spent two seasons with the Beavers and saw a substantial jump in his numbers from his freshman to sophomore year after averaging 11.6 points, 3.7 rebounds, and 2.2 assists per game while shooting 43.1-percent from the floor.

Shooting from distance is not the biggest strength for the 6-foot-6 wing, making 30.8-percent from 3-point range and only made 29.6-percent during his career at Oregon State.

“Glenn [Taylor Jr.] has been an extremely effective basketball player in the Pac-12,” head coach Rick Pitino said in a statement.

“He puts it on the floor, gets to the foul line where he shoots 80 percent, and he’s extremely quick and athletic.”

Taylor Jr. joins Daniss Jenkins, Sean Conway, Cruz Davis, Nahiem Alleyne, and Quinn Slazinski as players to transfer into the Red Storm program since Pitino was named as the program’s head coach.

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He picked St. John’s over Ohio State, Creighton, USC, Oklahoma, and Oklahoma State.

“Glenn [Taylor Jr.] fits perfect for our style of play,” Pitino concluded.

St. John’s basketball getting tremendous athlete, defender

Glenn Taylor Jr. was named to the Pac-12 All-Freshman Team following his first year with Oregon State and played in 62 games, starting 38, during his career in Corvallis.

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Taylor Jr. is known as an outstanding defender and his athleticism will allow him to flourish on the offensive side of the ball.

Spending time under the Hall of Famer Rick Pitino will unlock a new level of offensive firepower that the Las Vegas native did not consistently reach in his initial destination.

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