Posh Alexander became just the latest St. John’s men’s basketball player to enter the NCAA transfer portal on Wednesday.
Alexander, who had been the face of the Johnnies last season, announced on social media that he had entered the portal with the option to return to St. John’s next season. Alexander is the sixth member of the 2022-23 Red Storm to enter the transfer portal following the hiring of Rick Pitino as head coach and more are expected to look to leave the program.
“After talking to those close to me and taking some time to reflect, I have decided to enter the transfer portal, with the option to return,” Alexander wrote on social media. “Johnnie Nation, thank you for your constant support. You guys showed me nothing but love and made it easy to leave it all out there for you.”
What’s Next?…..🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/weu08RW3LK
— Posh Alexander (@PoshAlexander) March 29, 2023
Alexander had averaged 10.2 points, 4.2 assists, 3.9 rebounds and 2.0 steals in his junior year with St. John’s.
Dylan Addae-Wusu also put his name in the transfer portal, but did not indicate in a social media post that he would consider returning to Queens. AJ Storr, Kolby King, Rafael Pinzon and O’Mar Stanley have all also entered the transfer portal.
Both Alexander and Addae-Wusu met with Pitino on Tuesday, according to Newsday, and then put their names into the transfer portal.
Pitino has been upfront from his opening day press conference that he is planning on bringing in six to eight new players to the program for next season and he has been active in recruiting since taking over last week. The legendary coach has also been blunt when its come to the types of players that fit and what the ones that don’t fit with him should do.
“A lot of players probably won’t be back on his team, because it probably not a good fit for me,” Pitino said during his introductory news conference. “With me, I think my players love playing for me. … But it takes a certain type of basketball player to want to play for me. He’s got to be a total, over-the-top in love with the game of basketball. And if you’re not just a bad fit with me, it doesn’t work.
“There’ll be a lot of players that will move on to, I hope, greener pastures.”