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Sedee Keita to transfer from St. John’s

Sedee Keita seeks new pastures.

Wendell Cruz

St. John’s gained an incoming freshman today, but may have lost a rising junior in Sedee Keita.

Keita, who started three games for last year’s Red Storm team while fighting off an early-season knee injury, has chosen to transfer from St. John’s.

For some, Keita did not live up to expectations, but he was a player who provided mobile size the for the Red Storm. His best game was a win over Seton Hal, where he scored six point with six rebounds and four blocks in 25 minutes of playing time.

An already 22-year old sophomore who has transferred once from South Carolina, Keita may see what he can do professionally before transferring. If he transfers to another NCAA institution, he will have to sit another season, and will likely be a senior the next time he plays.

There is always a chance the 6’9” big man returns, but most likely he will move on. Good luck to him.

With Keita gone, the lone big man on the roster is Josh Roberts for the first semester. Ian Steere, eligible second semester, provides more size. Marcellus Earlington and David Caraher provide some possible strength, but both would be undersized forwards.

St. John’s had reached out forward Chris Maidoh, though he may be raw for heavy rotational minutes.

Will the Red Storm find some other bigs to join the squad?