Illinois Fighting Illini sophomore guard Andre Curbelo has announced he will transfer to the St. John’s Red Storm. While he is originally from Puerto Rico he did play high school basketball in New York and will return to the state to play college basketball after spending two years with the Illinois Fighting Illini. He was a key rotation player for Illinois in their two runs to the NCAA Tournament and should help St. John’s compete to get back there themselves.
Illinois transfer Andre Curbelo announces he is headed to St. John’s.
Probably the ideal system for Curbelo. Can play up and down without a ton of structure and set plays.
Will also be interesting to see how he and Posh Alexander play alongside one another.
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) April 15, 2022
In his sophomore season with the Illinois Fighting Illini, Andre Curbelo averaged 7.5 points, 3.1 rebounds, and 3.2 assists per game. His assist numbers were good enough for second on the team this season. He paired those numbers with a field goal percentage of 32.9 percent and a three-point percentage of 17.6 percent. All of his numbers are down from his freshman year and things just didn’t clock as well for the guard.
Illinois transfer Andre Curbelo announces his commitment to St. John’s. Red Storm emerged as the favorite almost immediately. Curbelo and Posh Alexander should form an electric backcourt. https://t.co/FE1FmUDTzJ
— Jeff Borzello (@jeffborzello) April 15, 2022
The St. John’s Red Storm hopes to return to the NCAA Tournament and wants to compete near the top of the Big East next season. Andre Curbelo hopes to get a fresh start and help the program get back to where it wants to be. Hopefully, playing in New York again will help him get that fresh start in his college career.