Glenn Taylor Jr. leaves the door open for possible St. John's basketball return

The Red Storm forward announced his entry into the transfer portal but didn't close the book on his career in Queens
St. John's v Seton Hall; St. John's basketball forward Glenn Taylor Jr.
St. John's v Seton Hall; St. John's basketball forward Glenn Taylor Jr. / Mitchell Layton/GettyImages

Glenn Taylor Jr. entered the transfer portal on Tuesday night but didn't entirely rule out a return to the St. John's basketball program.

Taylor Jr. took to social media to announce the next steps of his career and reflect on his only season with the Red Storm.

"What a true blessing and honor it has been to have the opportunity to play for New York's team, 'Johnnie Nation,'" Taylor began on social media.

"The city's unmatched passion for basketball has made every moment representing this incredible program unforgettable. I want to give a huge thanks to Coach [Rick] Pitino and the entire coaching staff for their tireless dedication in helping me elevate my game and helping me see another side of basketball that's instilled in me for life."

The former Oregon State Beaver had career-low numbers in Queens, averaging 4.4 points, 2.2 rebounds, and 1.2 assists per game despite starting 21-of-33 games.

His most memorable performance came in a St. John's victory over Butler late in the season, scoring 17 points on 5-of-7 shooting from 3-point range.

"As I move forward, I'll carry that pride of wearing the team's colors with me wherever I go," Taylor continued.

"With that being said, I have made the decision to enter the transfer portal while keeping an open line of communication with St. John's. Thank you, New York, for embracing me as one of your own," the Las Vegas native concluded.

It would be a surprise if Glenn Taylor Jr. returned to the Red Storm for his senior season. The Johnnies will return standout sophomore RJ Luis and are expected to pursue a number of players in the transfer portal.

Taylor Jr. joined Drissa Traore and Cruz Davis to depart the program this offseason and the expectation is that no other players will enter the portal.

St. John's currently has five vacant scholarships and, despite its interest in several players that have announced their intentions to transfer, no commitments have been received yet.