Mullin signs 3 transfers for St. John's

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NEW YORK (AP) Chris Mullin, the coach at St. John's for less than a month, signed three transfers Thursday, two of whom will be eligible right away.

Darien Williams, 6-foot-8 forward, played one season at Iowa Western Community College then sat out last season at City College of San Francisco while recovering from shoulder surgery. Ron Mvouika, a 6-6 native of France, is a graduate transfer from Missouri State who was limited to two games last season by injuries.

They will be both eligible immediately for the Red Storm, who lost five seniors from last season's team that went 21-12 and played in the NCAA Tournament under coach Steve Lavin. He mutually parted ways with St. John's in March after five seasons.

Tariq Owens, a 6-10 forward, left Tennessee after one season and, after sitting out next season under NCAA transfer rules, will three seasons of eligibility remaining.