New head coach Chris Mullin continues to make an impact in Queens as the Johnnies landed yet another player on the transfer market.
Durand Johnson, former Pittsburgh Panther and member of the Big East, committed to St. John’s on Wednesday afternoon and will be eligible to play right away.
The 6’6″ small forward averaged 8.8 points per game, 3.0 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 16 games during the 2013-14 season (sophomore year) before tearing his ACL and missing the rest of the year. Johnson was suspended for the entire season in 2014-15 and it was not announced as to why the punishment was handed down by Jamie Dixon.
Johnson averaged 4.3 points per game during his freshman season at Pittsburgh.
The Baltimore, Maryland native was down to West Virginia and St. John’s and ultimately decided to play in New York with the opportunity to play at Madison Square Garden.
The Johnnies finished 21-12 this past year and made the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2011. Following a loss to San Diego State in the second round, the Red Storm is losing D’Angelo Harrison, Sir’Dominic Pointer, Jamal Branch and Phil Greene IV from a fast break orientated program.