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St. John's Transfer LJ Figueroa Drawing Attention From Major Programs

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NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 1: Mascot Johnny the Thunderbird of the St. John's Red Storm cheers on the court prior to the game against the Marquette Golden Eagles at Madison Square Garden on February 1, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Nate Shron/Getty Images)

LJ Figueroa's college career appears to be taking another turn. With the departure of St. John's legend Chris Mullin as the Red Storm head coach, the former blue-chip recruit is exploring a transfer.

The Massachusetts native was a very effective scorer during his one season in Queens. In 2018-19, he averaged 14.4 points per game, and added 6.4 rebounds per game.

The 6-foot-6 wing knocked down over 51-percent of his shots from the field, and was 38.3-percent from three this past season.

Per Jon Rothstein, a number of major programs are interested in LJ Figueroa as a transfer.

Among the interested programs: major conference teams Arkansas, Georgia, Miami, and Nebraska.

As a high school recruit out of Orlando's West Oaks Academy, Figueroa was a four-star player ranked No. 116 in the 2017 class by 247Sports.

Surprisingly, he committed to New Mexico State over teams like Florida and Louisville. However, he never played a minute for the Aggies.

Figueroa enrolled at New Mexico State, but he had been recruited by Paul Weir and his staff, who wound up leaving for New Mexico. He ended up transferring to Odessa College, a JuCo, and then St. John's. Now, he could be set to enroll at a fourth college in the last few years.