Former St. John’s guard Sid Wilson transfers to UConn

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UConn has landed a commitment from St. John’s transfer Sidney Wilson.

Wilson is a four-star prospect that was originally in the Class of 2018, but the 6-foot-6 wing reclassified and enrolled with the Johnnies this summer. The experiment did not go well, and eventually the school and the player opted to part ways. There were too many “distractions,” as one source put it, with the New York native being back in the city for college.

When Wilson picked the Johnnies, UConn was one of the finalists. Like Taurean Thompson’s transfer from Syracuse to Seton Hall, there wasn’t much of a surprise in how this one turned out.

Wilson will have to sit out the 2017-18 season, but he’ll be eligible for 2018-19, just like he would have had he remained in the Class of 2018.