Sid Williams to transfer from St. John's

NEW YORK (AP) Sid Wilson, a New York City high school star, has requested to transfer from St. John's before his freshman season starts.

St. John's has granted the 6-foot-7 Wilson permission to speak with other Division I programs.

Before signing with St. John's in May, Wilson spent his senior year at Brewster Academy in New Hampshire, where he helped lead the Bobcats to the 2017 National Prep Championship. He previously attended St. Raymond in the Bronx.

''We know this was not an easy decision for Sid, so we are supportive of him as he strives to find the right fit,'' St. John's coach Chris Mullin said. ''He is a good person and talented player who we wish the best as he begins his new journey.''

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