(St. John’s plays at Madison Square Garden – Photo by Jason Schott)
Sid Wilson informed the St. John’s Men’s Basketball coaching staff of his intention to transfer from the school for personal reasons.
The freshman wing from the Bronx signed with the Red Storm in May, and he has been granted permission to speak with other NCAA Division I programs.
Wilson said in a statement, “A lot has happened in my life over the last few years. These factors played a large part in my decision to stay close to home, but unfortunately I recently realized it was not what is best for me at this time to manage adversity in my life.
“I am grateful for the opportunity that St. John’s provided me and for the support of Coach Mullin and the rest of the staff throughout this difficult process,” said Wilson. “In order for me to grow as a person and basketball player, I feel that I need to begin something new to explore what is next in my life. Although I know the grass isn’t always greener, this is a risk I am willing to take for personal reasons.”
Prior to St. John’s, Wilson spent his senior year at Brewster Academy in New Hampshire, where he helped lead the Bobcats to the 2017 National Prep Championship and NEPSAC (New England Prep School Athletic Council) Class AAA title. The 6-foot-7 wing previously attended St. Raymond in the Bronx for his first three yeas of high school ball.
St. john’s Head Coach Chris Mullin said, “We know this was not an easy decision for Sid, so we are supportive of him as he strives to find the right fit. He is a good person and talented player who we wish the best as he begins his new journey.”