NEW YORK (AP) — St. John's guard Shamorie Ponds will skip his senior season to enter the NBA draft.

The school announced Friday that Ponds intends to hire an agent. He'll leave as the school's fifth all-time leading scorer with 1,870 points in three seasons. No other St. John's player had more in three years.

The 6-foot-1 Ponds says playing for St. John's was "one of the best decisions of my life."

Coach Chris Mullin says he supports Ponds' decision after what he called "one of the greatest careers" in St. John's history.

Ponds is second on the Red Storm's career list for steals and sixth for assists. Mullin is the only other St. John's player inside the top 10 in scoring, steals and assists.


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