NEW YORK (AP) — St. John’s forward Dwayne Polee II says he plans to transfer so he can help his family “get through a health issue.”
Polee’s departure means the Red Storm will have only one returning scholarship letter-winner next season in junior Malik Stith. Polee played in all 33 games as a freshman, starting 27 and averaging 4.4 points.
St. John’s coach Steve Lavin calls Polee “an outstanding individual with a bright future” in a release put out by the school on Sunday.
Polee, who is from Los Angeles, says he will miss St. John’s and New York, but right now he needs to be close to his family.