St. John’s LJ Figueroa enters transfer portal

St. John’s guard LJ Figueroa, who played at Oldsmar Christian, has entered the transfer portal. The decision is a blow for the Red Storm, who will likely lose one of their biggest playmakers.

After starting off at Oldsmar Christian, Figueroa finished his high school career at West Oaks. He played his freshman season at Odessa College, earning NJCAA Division I first-team honors, before transferring to St. John’s.

The past two seasons, Figueroa started in 64 of the 66 games he appeared in for the Red Storm.

His athleticism helped him put up big numbers. Figueroa reached double figures in scoring in 20 games this past season and averaged 14.5 points per game. He also led the Big East in steals with an average of 1.9 per game.

In March, Figueroa announced he was declaring for the NBA Draft but has yet to hire an agent in order to still keep his amateur status.