NEW YORK (BVM) – Changes continue to happen within the St. John’s men’s basketball program. After letting head coach Mike Anderson go shortly after the Red Storm’s Big East Tournament loss to Marquette, the program hired national championship-winning coach Rick Pitino, signaling a new era for St. John’s basketball.
However, as with most coaching changes, a lot of the players recruited by Anderson have decided to enter the transfer portal. After Kolby King and AJ Storr announced they were leaving the program, juniors Dylan Addae-Wusu and Posh Alexander recently followed suit.
That list holds a lot of intriguing talent, but perhaps the most notable name is Alexander. Recently, the 6-foot guard posted a tweet announcing his intentions while also noting that returning to St. John’s is still on the table.
What’s Next?…..🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/weu08RW3LK
— Posh Alexander (@PoshAlexander) March 29, 2023
Alexander is a New York kid through and through, as he grew up in the Bronx playing high school ball at Our Savior Lutheran School, and AAU basketball with the New York Lightning. Holding multiple Division I offers, the 6-foot guard chose to stay close to home for college by committing to the Red Storm.
As a freshman, Alexander immediately earned the trust of Anderson, starting all but one game and playing over 31 minutes per contest. Averaging 10.9 points. 4.3 assists, 3.4 rebounds and 2.6 steals, Alexander was named the Big East Freshman of the Year and co-Big East Defensive Player of the Year.
Alexander’s numbers improved on the offensive end as a sophomore as he averaged 13.8 points, 5.5 assists and 4.4 rebounds, earning Honorable Mention All-Big East. While his numbers and efficiency dipped a bit this past season, as he shot just 40% while scoring 10.2 points per game, the point guard was still a leader for the Red Storm.
Posh Alexander hits a big one from the corner 😤🔥 pic.twitter.com/qDd71o5jjA
— St. John's Men’s Basketball (@StJohnsBBall) March 9, 2023
Although he isn’t necessarily regarded as a lethal shooter, Alexander has a crafty game and finishes well around the rim. Combined with his tremendous defense and his veteran presence, he should be an intriguing name for many head coaches during his stay in the transfer portal.
Here are five potential transfer destinations for the talented St. John’s point guard.