After already losing Marcus LoVett and Tariq Owens, the St. John’s Red Storm could be without their dynamic point guard Shamorie Ponds next season, as well.
Ponds announced via Instagram on Saturday that he was declaring for the NBA Draft but would not be hiring an agent.
As a kid growing up my dream was to play in the NBA. I would like to thank the St John's University coaching staff for putting me in a position to succeed, and achieve my dream goal. As me & my family sat down & talked about my future, we decided that it would be best for me to Declare for the NBA Draft & not hire an agent. My plan is to get as much NBA experience and knowledge as possible. In addition, I do not want close any doors. I'll like to keep all my options open. Also, to get some proper evaluations on my game would be helpful to me. To conclude, I believe this was a smart decision because not only you can get a chance to experience the NBA, but you can also return back to college. I am thankful for everybody that helped grow as a person and a player over the past year. Most importantly the man above because with out him, none of this would of been possible. Wish me luck on my journey #Blessings #DraftDreams #ThePondsWay #DreamsDoComeTru
Ponds, the Big East’s leading scorer this year, has all the way until June 11 to decide if he wants to remain in the draft or return to Queens for his junior season.