Steve Lavin is going to have to do a lot of coaching with such a young group of players in 2011-2012.
Sophomore forward Dwayne Polee II is transferring out of the St. John's basketball program. St. John's did not specify any schools that Polee was interested in. The reason for the transfer had to deal with family matters.
Losing Polee means that St. John's returns only one player for the upcoming season. That player, Malik Stith, will be a Junior this season. The point guard averaged 3.3 points per game and under an assist per game in a little over 12 minutes per game last season. In fact, according to the team's website: "The 2011-2012 St. John's squad will feature the consensus No. 3 recruiting class in the nation, but will be the youngest in 104 years on the STJ hardwood and will rank among the youngest in NCAA Division I history."
As a Freshman, Polee played in all of the Red Storm's games and even started in 27 contests. Polee averaged 4.4 points and 2.5 rebounds last season. St. John's is looking to replace 96.3% of its scoring and 97.8% of its rebounding in the upcoming campaign.