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St. John's forward Dwayne Polee transferring home

Posted on: May 22, 2011 1:44 pm
Edited on: May 22, 2011 1:45 pm
 

Posted by Jeff Borzello

With at least nine newcomers in the fold next season, St. John’s needed as many veterans as possible.

The Red Storm are now down to just one returnee – backup point guard Malik Stith – with head coach Steve Lavin announcing Sunday that rising sophomore forward Dwayne Polee will transfer.

“I really enjoyed my experience at St. John’s and I’m going to miss the staff and New York,” Polee said in a statement. “Right now I feel it is best to be close to my family and help us get through a health issue.”

Polee, a 6-foot-7 forward from California, averaged 4.4 points and 2.5 rebounds last season, appearing in all 33 games.

His length and unbelievable athleticism provided the Red Storm with a player who could make an impact at both ends, blocking shots at one end and finishing above the rim in transition.

“Dwayne is an outstanding individual with a bright future,” Lavin said. “He has been a valued member of our basketball family. He leaves St. John’s University in good academic standing and we wish him well.”

Prior to signing with St. John’s last April, Polee had been committed to USC, reopening his recruitment after the Trojans’ coaching change.

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Comments

Since: Mar 15, 2009
Posted on: May 25, 2011 8:48 pm
 

St. John's forward Dwayne Polee transferring home

Heard that SDSU is the front runner.  Would be a great fit after losing Malcolm Thomas, Billy White and Kawhi Leonard.  Go Aztecs!



Since: Jan 11, 2007
Posted on: May 25, 2011 8:59 am
 

St. John's forward Dwayne Polee transferring home

What is with west coast kids and going home? I have never seen more kids go home than california kids, geez, soft as donuts.



Since: Nov 26, 2008
Posted on: May 23, 2011 1:12 pm
 

St. John's forward Dwayne Polee transferring home

Soesa sorry the Pac 10 sucks (and the Pac 12 will as well). Big East not better, just more competitive? Are you smoking something?
BEST LEAGUE IN AMERICA YEAR IN AND YEAR OUT, HANDS DOWN!!
btw, national champs baby
USC SUCKS, thanks for Boatright:) 



Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: May 23, 2011 3:22 am
 

St. John's forward Dwayne Polee transferring home

I doubt that Arizona's Sean Miller would go after Dwayne Polee but if the kid wants to go to the best program in the west then he better beg his ass off to go to the great UA then.



Since: Oct 9, 2006
Posted on: May 23, 2011 1:37 am
 

St. John's forward Dwayne Polee transferring home

Come to Utah and play Mr. Polee, we can use you, and you can visit California all you want in the PAC-12.



Since: Oct 12, 2010
Posted on: May 23, 2011 12:38 am
 

St. John's forward Dwayne Polee transferring home

He'll get all the TV exposure he needs in California.  Let this be a lesson to the west coast talent.  No need to go back east...the Mighty Big East is just more physical, not more competitive.



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