When head coach Steve Lavin made his exit from Queens in March, nearly all of the players from his 2014-15 team would eventually follow him out the door over the next few months.
Through seniors graduating from the school and underclassmen either going pro or transferring, this year's Red Storm team will feature only three returning scholarship players, Felix Balamou, Christian Jones, and Amar Alibegovic.
Let's take a look at where all of those former Johnnies have moved on to for the 2015-16 season.
Sir`Dominic Pointer- Cleveland Cavaliers
Reports last month regarding Pointer nearing a deal with Cleveland never came to fruition, meaning that he currently is still not under contract with the team for next season.
Many close to the team now feel as though Sir`Dom may be a long shot to make the Cavs opening day roster, especially with the team planning to bring in guard Jared Cunningham for training camp and also reportedly nearing a deal with J.R. Smith. It appears likely that Pointer may start his professional career in the NBA D-League before getting a shot with Cleveland.
D`Angelo Harrison- Usak Sportif (Turkey)
Harrison chose to make his professional debut overseas in Turkey this season after he turned down a Summer League invite from the Houston Rockets. He will play for Usak Sportif in 2015-16, a Turkish team that was formed in 2006, and finished just 13th in the Turkish Basketball League last season.
Phil Greene IV- Banvit BK (Turkey)
Not only will Greene IV begin his professional career in the same country as his former teammate D'Angelo Harrison, but in fact he will be playing in the same league as Harrison in 2015-16.
Me and D'Low in the same league that match up gone be crazy— Phil Greene IV (@philgreene31) August 12, 2015
Green announced on Twitter earlier this month that he would be playing in Turkey this season, and although there are no official reports on the matter, according to eurobasket.com, he'll be with Banvit BK of the Turkish Basketball League.
Jamal Branch- BK Iskra Svit (Slovakia)
Continuing the trend of former Johnnies traveling overseas to play professionally this year, Branch tweeted on Sunday that he had latched on with BK Iskra Svit, of the Slovakian Basketball League. Iskra Svit went 17-22 last season and lost in the first round of the SBL playoffs.
I will be starting my professional career in Slovakia, playing with BK Iskra Svit! #GodsSpeed pic.twitter.com/SjCVcUSohX— Jamal Branch (@jamal_branch) August 16, 2015
Rysheed Jordan- Undecided
Jordan appeared at the Rumph Classic in Philadelphia a few weeks ago, and spoke with Ari Rosenfeld of City of Basketball Love for his first public comments since announcing that he would not be returning to St. John's in June.
"I don't know yet," Jordan told Rosenfeld. "It's either overseas or the D-League, two options. It depends whether I would prefer to go far or stay local."
In a really interesting article, which can be found here, Jordan also stated that he would not have been eligible for the first semester of this season due to academic issues, and also noted that he still speaks to new head coach Chris Mullin rather frequently.
Chris Obekpa- UNLV
Obekpa prematurely ended his troubled St. John's career back in June, when he announced that he would be transferring from the program. After about two months of waiting, we finally found out that he would be traveling west to finish his collegiate career with the UNLV Rebels.
Obekpa will be forced to sit out the 2015-16 season for the Rebels, who finished in 7th place in the Mountain West with an 18-15 record last year, and he will be allowed to play out his final year of eligibility in 2016-17.
Myles Stewart- Arizona State
According to his Twitter, Stewart also has made his way out west this offseason and is now enrolled at Arizona State. After walking on to the Red Storm team last year, Stewart was not given much playing time, as he averaged 1.4 points in just under five minutes per game.
Interestingly enough, St. John's is scheduled to face off with Arizona State on December 22.
Jay Henderson- Louisville
Henderson played sparingly last season for the Red Storm, and opted to transfer this offseason to join Rick Pitino and the Louisville Cardinals. The Cardinals would make it all the way to the elite eight of last season's NCAA Tournament, however they lost some key players such as Montrezl Harrell, Wayne Blackshear, and Terry Rozier to the NBA Draft.
Adonis Delarosa- Williston State College (JUCO)
Delarosa was forced to sit out all of the 2014-15 campaign due to eligibility concerns, and after Chris Mullin's staff brought on big men such as Yankuba Sima, Tarik Owens, and Darien Williams, he decided to transfer away from the program.
He now will play next season at Williston State College in North Dakota, and will presumably hope to transfer after that. According to reports, he has already received an offer from Pittsburgh.
Pittsburgh offered former St. John's big man Adonis Delarosa, he tells @SNytv. Will go JUCO next season.— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) June 10, 2015
Joey Delarosa- Lindenwood University- Belleville
Delarosa also opted to transfer away from St. John's this offseason, however he will not be playing next season alongside his brother. Joey, who played just under five minutes per game for the Red Storm last season, has moved on to Lindenwood University in Belleville, IL.
@jeffborzello St. John's transfer Joey De La Rosa is transferring to Lindenwood University Belleville! #LynxNation— Coach Siedle (@aSiedle) August 5, 2015
Lindenwood competes in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA).