The expectation that transfers will not have to sit out next year has led to upheaval across the sport. It’s hit St. John’s as hard as any program.
On Wednesday, two rotation players, Greg Williams Jr. and Marcellus Earlington, entered the transfer portal — joining Josh Roberts, John McGriff, Vince Cole and Isaih Moore. Star sophomore Julian Champagnie has already announced his intentions to test the NBA draft waters while maintaining his college eligibility.
According to sources, Williams and Earlington had been on the fence about transferring and ultimately decided to at least explore their options on Wednesday after helping St. John’s finish fourth in the Big East.
“I had a lot of talks with my family and people close to me. This year didn’t turn out how I thought it would, and I felt it was best for me to weigh other options,” Earlington told The Post. “I love the staff, I love the playing style. Obviously, I didn’t play as much as I intended.” (NYPost)