St. John’s basketball: David Jones commits to Memphis

St. John's basketball wing David Jones (Photo by Porter Binks/Getty Images)
St. John's basketball wing David Jones (Photo by Porter Binks/Getty Images) /

A coveted St. John’s basketball transfer has found his new home.

David Jones was very sought after by various other programs after he entered the transfer portal following just one season with the St. John’s basketball team but he has found a new home.

Jones announced his commitment to Memphis this week after entering the portal in mid-April.

Kentucky and Xavier were also recruiting the former DePaul Blue Demon, according to multiple reports.

Jones has the potential to be a volume scorer with the Tigers but shooting inconsistencies plagued him with the Red Storm after averaging 13.2 points, 6.8 rebounds, 1.6 assists, and 1.3 steals per game in Queens.

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The 6-foot-6 wing also shot 39.2-percent from the floor and 29.4-percent from 3-point territory.

David Jones is listed as a graduate transfer after spending two seasons at DePaul and one with St. John’s, meaning that he will be immediately eligible to play for the Tigers next winter.

St. John’s basketball players find new homes

All of St. John’s transfers and decommits will be eligible to play at their new destinations next season except Andre Curbelo, who needs a waiver from the NCAA to play at Southern Mississippi after beginning his career at Illinois and not graduating yet.

Posh Alexander and Dylan Addae-Wusu didn’t go far as both players remain in the Big East Conference at Butler and Seton Hall, respectively, while AJ Storr is making the leap to the Big Ten after committing to the Wisconsin Badgers.

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The recruiting class of Harrison Reede (Southern Utah), Yaxel Ledenbog (UAB), and Brandon Gardner (USC) have also found new homes as O’Mar Stanley (Boise State), Kolby King (Tulane), and Rafael Pinzon (Bryant) are heading to the mid-major ranks.

Mo Keita is the only former St. John’s player still in the transfer portal that has not found a new home, although Fairfield and Fordham remain interested in the 7-footer.

Keita was also the last player from the Red Storm to opt to transfer after it was announced he would be remaining with Joel Soriano and Drissa Traore on Rick Pitino’s roster.

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