Former St. John's basketball star freshman AJ Storr commits to Kansas

The former Johnnie is off to yet another college program
Mar 22, 2024; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Former St. John's basketball guard AJ Storr (2) dribbles the ball against the
Mar 22, 2024; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Former St. John's basketball guard AJ Storr (2) dribbles the ball against the / Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Mike Anderson landed some pretty impressive talent while he was the coach of the St. John's basketball team but it never translated to consistent wins on the court.

His best recruiting prize was AJ Storr, who is already off to his third different program. He was a 4-star prospect, ranked No. 97 in the 247Sports Composite rankings.

After Anderson was fired, Storr entered the transfer portal despite Rick Pitino's efforts to try and keep the Big East All-Freshman Team selection in Queens and committed to Wisconsin.

He averaged 8.8 points per contest with the Red Storm.

After one season in Madison, he was back in the portal and is now at one of the biggest blue bloods of the sport, the Kansas Jayhawks. He announced the decision on Thursday.

It will be the seventh school in as many years for Storr, dating back to his high school days, which includes Kankakee High School (Ill.), Bishop Gorman (Nev.), AZ Compass Prep (Ariz.), IMG Academy (Fla.), St. John's, and Wisconsin.

He also originally committed to Illinois before decommitting and selecting the Johnnies.

AJ Storr averaged 16.8 points per game this season for the Badgers, however, his 3-point shooting numbers dropped from 40.4-percent to 32.0-percent. He struggled in Wisconsin's NCAA Tournament loss to James Madison, shooting 5-of-14 from the floor with 13 points and four rebounds.

Reports surfaced that Storr asked Kansas for $1 million in Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) money in early April and the Jayhawks responded with $750K before his camp turned it down. It's likely that the two sides agreed upon a number that was more than $750K but less than $1 million.

Arkansas, Illinois, and Texas were finalists.

The former Johnnie declared for the 2024 NBA Draft, which is considered a weak draft class by many experts, but will turn his attention to the 2025 draft, with a much stronger pool of prospects, and try to become a first round selection.

Could AJ Storr face his former team next season? It's possible.

St. John's has not yet learned its opponent for the final installment of the Big East vs. Big 12 Challenge.