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Chris Obekpa transfers

The St. John's forward will transfer after his request was accepted, per the New York Post.


Recently, St. John's has seen an exodus period hit the program. Not only will four seniors be graduating, JaKarr Sampson recently announced he would be fleeing for the NBA this coming summer. As the calendar turns to April, the hits keep on coming.

According to the New York Post's Zach Braziller, sophomore forward will be transferring after the Nigeria native was granted his release.

In his two seasons in the New York City area, Obekpa played a limited role on the Red Storm. A season ago, Obekpa had a usage rate of just 13.2 percent and in his freshman year, his usage rate was just 12.5 percent. He totaled just 251 points in 1,499 minutes, logging in an average of just 3.86 points in two seasons.

With that said, the program is carrying a light load into the upcoming season. As Braziller added, the program now has just seven scholarship players on the upcoming roster. Steve Lavin has to get a jump start on racking up a few more commitments. Otherwise, the Red Storm could have trouble brewing in the 2014-15 season.