St. John’s always seemed like the most likely landing spot for Arizona transfer point guard MoMo Jones, who announced earlier this week he was leaving so he could be closer to his Harlem home.
Lenn Robbins of the New York Post reported Thursday morning that “The Post also learned that Arizona guard Lamont “MoMo” Jones of Harlem, will transfer to St. John’s and could be eligible to play this upcoming season under NCAA hardship rules.”
Jones, in a statement through the school on Monday night, said:
“My desire to be closer to my family, and in particular my grandmother, is the reason I am transferring. I want it to be known that I love this program, my coaches and teammates. I appreciate everyone for supporting me through this tough time.”
St. John’s enjoyed a resurgence last season, going 21-12 for first-year coach Steve Lavin and reaching the NCAA Tournament, where the Red Storm lost its opening game to Gonzaga.
Former Arizona assistant Mike Dunlap is an assistant at St. John’s.