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Former Seton Hall star Richmond commits to St. John's

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Ex-Seton Hall point guard Kadary Richmond will transfer to St. John's for his fifth season of college basketball, he told ESPN's Jonathan Givony and Jeff Borzello on Tuesday.

Richmond said Red Storm head coach Rick Pitino and his staff were a driving force in his decision.

"They are going to allow me to showcase my ability and become a better basketball player and person," Richmond said.

The No. 1 transfer in ESPN's rankings reportedly also considered Oklahoma, Syracuse, Miami, and USC.

Richmond was named to the All-Big East first team during his senior season with the Pirates, averaging 15.7 points, 5.1 assists, and seven rebounds.

The 6-foot-6 guard spent his freshman year at Syracuse before joining Seton Hall in 2021-22.

St. John's has already received commitments from two highly touted transfers: former USC center Vincent Iwuchukwu and Utah point guard Deivon Smith.

The Red Storm are entering their second year with Pitino at the helm. St. John's narrowly missed the 2024 NCAA Tournament after a 20-13 record and a fifth-place finish in the Big East. St. John's hasn't qualified for the NCAA tourney since 2019.

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