St. John’s basketball: Ex-signee Quinn Slazinski commits to West Virginia

Former St. John's basketball signee Quinn Slazinski
Former St. John's basketball signee Quinn Slazinski /

Former St. John’s basketball signee has committed to West Virginia

After re-entering the transfer portal earlier this week, former St. John’s basketball signee Quinn Slazinski has committed to West Virginia for the upcoming season.

On3Sports recruiting expert Joe Tipton broke the news on Thursday afternoon.

Slazinski reentered the portal shortly after Harvard transfer Chris Ledlum committed to the Red Storm on Wednesday.

The move would have potentially led to Slazinski having a diminished role for the upcoming season, set to be the final year of his collegiate year.

Despite it being late July where oftentimes rosters for many programs around the country may be set, the 6-foot-9 graduate student forward has quickly found a new home in Morgantown.

When speaking with Titpon and On3 about his decision to commit to West Virginia, Slazinski spoke about his familiarity with the Mountaineers’ coaching staff going back to his high school days:

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“I have known the staff for many years now. Going to Huntington Prep, we were at many games at WVU, and it has everything I’m looking for. The fan base, mixers with the city of Morgantown had everything I wanted to offer. I’m so excited to get started, and most importantly win games.”

Slazinski originally committed to the Red Storm in April as part of a group of four Iona players to follow head coach Rick Pitino to Queens. That group also includes Daniss Jenkins, Sadiku Ibine Ayo, and Cruz Davis.

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Quinn Slazinski is currently completing graduate classes at Iona in order to still be eligible for this upcoming season, but rather than securing eligibility for the Red Storm it will be with the Mountaineers.

The Texas native averaged 11.3 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 1.9 assists last season for Iona. After playing two seasons with Louisville to start off his career and the last two with Iona, West Virginia will be Slazinski’s third school.

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It won’t be long before Slazinski sees his former coach in Pitino and St. John’s since the Johnnies are set to face West Virginia in Morgantown during the non-conference portion of the upcoming season in the Big East vs. Big 12 Challenge.

No specific time has been finalized for the December 1 matchup.

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