Center Yankuba Sima transferring from St. John's hoops team

NEW YORK (AP) St. John's sophomore Yankuba Sima is transferring from the men's basketball team.

The team made the announcement on Friday. The 6-foot-11 center started eight of 10 games this season and averaged 6.0 points and 3.5 rebounds.

The native of Girona, Spain, averaged 7.6 points and a team-high 5.9 rebounds last season. He was second in the Big East with 2.5 blocks per game.

Sima says in a statement he wants to ''explore options'' that will be a better fit for his goals.

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