Sophomore guard Nurideen Lindsay, one of eight new Johnnies, is transferring from the university.
St. John’s (4-5) announced Thursday that that the Redlands Community College transfer would be leaving the school at the end of the Fall semester.
“This was a mutually agreed-upon decision that Nuri’s pursuit of other opportunities is in the best interest of all parties,” said Head Coach Steve Lavin. “We appreciate Nuri’s contributions to our program. He is a basketball player with a bright future. Our basketball family supports Nuri as he moves in a new direction.”
The Philadelphia native was one of seven players in the Red Storm’s rotation and third on the team in scoring at 11.8 points per game while pacing the squad in assists with almost three per contest.
“I came to St. Johns for a couple of reasons. One was to be close to my mom, whose health has been up and down due to some past experiences. The second was to play for Coach [Lavin]. In both instances it has not worked out how I envisioned. I think Coach Lav is an amazing coach, and person. He could have taught me so much,” said Lindsey. “I love St. John’s and appreciate all the love and support from the staff and school. I think this team will be special. I think what I’ll miss most about St. John’s is miss my teammates. Those guys are like my brothers. So I will continue to support St. John’s and my brothers. Thank you for the memories, regardless of how brief.”