After three seasons with the St. John’s Red Storm, guard Shamorie Ponds has his sights set on the NBA.
Ponds announced on Instagram Thursday night that he would be forgoing his senior season in favor of hiring an agent and entering the NBA Draft.
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Playing for St. John’s has been nothing less than amazing for me. To RedStorm Nation, I thank y’all each & every night for giving me the confidence to be myself and accept me for who I am thru my highs & lows❤️. To my brothers, we been thru hell & back but this season was a success even though we ain’t get the outcome we wanted. I appreciate my dawgs for picking me up when I was down, and challenging me each and every night to be the best me. GANG 4Eva . To the coaching staff, all 3 years y’all brung out something new in me, I’ve mature over the years, y’all helped me become a better person on and off the court. I thank y’all for that . With that being said, coming to St John’s was one of the best decisions of my life. After speaking it over with my loved ones, I want to announce that I WILL BE ENTERING THE 2019 NBA DRAFT & hiring an agent. #NWNBForever✍ & the Journey continues . . . #2out ✌
In his three years in Queens, Ponds was an electric player, averaging 19.5 points, 4.5 assists, 4.3 rebounds, and 2.3 steals per game in 96 career appearances for the Red Storm.
Ponds is projected to be a first round pick in the draft, so the time is right. Yahoo had him going #17 in their most recent mock draft.