Ducks Land Transfer LJ Figueroa
EUGENE, Ore. – LJ Figueroa, who led St. John's in scoring as a junior in 2019-20, is transferring to Oregon, head coach Dana Altman announced on Thursday.
The 6-6 senior will need a waiver from the NCAA in order to be eligible for the 2020-21 season.
Figueroa, from Lawrence, Mass., was the Red Storm's top scorer a year ago at 14.5 points per game. He also led the Big East with 1.9 steals per game. He scored in double figures 22 times with six 20-point games. Figueroa made 72 three-pointers in 2019-20, a number that tied for third on the St. John's single-season list.
"LJ was one of the best players in the Big East last season," said Altman. "He is a versatile athlete who can play a number of positions and impacts the game at both ends of the floor. LJ brings a tremendous work ethic and wants to be part of a winning team at Oregon."
Figueroa played his freshman season at Odessa Junior College where he was a NJCAA Division I first team all-American. He averaged 21.4 points per game and led the Wranglers to a 28-5 record and a bid in the 2018 NJCAA Division I Basketball Championship.
LJ Figueroa, 6-6, 200, Lawrence, Mass. (St. John's / Odessa JC / West Oaks Academy (Fla.))
As a junior (2019-20), led St. John's in scoring the team at 14.5 points per game (12th in the Big East) … Led the league and ranked 36th nationally with 1.9 steals per game … Scored in double figures a team-high 22 times with six showings of 20-plus points … Netted 15 or more points 17 times … 12 games with three or more steals ... Made 72 triples which tied for third on the program's single-season list … Ranked eighth in the Big East with 2.3 made three-point field goals per game … Shot 36.5 percent from three-point range … Started all 32 games … Tallied 18 points and four steals in his season debut against Mercer … Had 25 points against New Hampshire … Recorded his first double-double of the season with 14 points and 10 boards against Vermont … Netted 23 points against Brown … Tallied a team-high 21 points and three steals in the Red Storm's win over No. 16 Arizona State in San Francisco … Scored 23 points at Georgetown … Made seven three-pointers and finished with a career-high 28 points at DePaul … Scored 19 points and came away with four steals in the Red Storm's win over Providence … Tallied 16 points and 12 rebounds in the victory over No. 10 Creighton … Scored a game-high 22 points in the Red Storm's Big East Tournament win over Georgetown … As a sophomore (2018-19), ranked third on the team and 14th in the Big East in scoring at 14.4 points per game … Led all first-year Big East players in scoring … Topped the team and ranked 10th in the conference in rebounding (6.4 per game) … Second on the team and third in the conference in steals per game (1.8) … Played in all 34 games and made 32 starts … Shot a team-best 51.3 percent from the floor, including a 38.3 percent effort from beyond the arc … Had a team-best six double-doubles … Scored in double figures 27 times with six 20-point efforts … Collected his first St. John's double-double with 23 points and 11 boards at Rutgers … Tallied season-highs with 25 points and 13 rebounds against Maryland-Eastern Shore … Matched a season-high 13 rebounds and scored 16 points in a win over Creighton … Sparked a thrilling comeback win for St. John's against defending national champion No. 13 Villanova at Madison Square Garden, scoring 16 of his 22 points in the second half and corralling 12 boards … Registered a double-double in the NCAA Tournament against Arizona State with 19 points and 10 rebounds … Played at Odessa Junior College as a freshman (2017-18) where he was a NJCAA Division I first team all-American … Averaged 21.4 points per game and led the Wranglers to a 28-5 record … Helped Odessa secure a spot in the NJCAA Division I Basketball Championship … Shot 55.5 percent from the floor, including a blistering 48.2 percent from beyond the three-point arc … Reached double figures in all but one game for the Wranglers … Tallied 19 20-point outings and four 30-point performances … Grabbed 5.5 boards and dished out 3.7 assists per game … Scored a season-high 38 points on 15-of-26 shooting against New Mexico Military.
Ranked as high as no. 71 in the high school class of 2017 according to 247Sports … Four-star prospect had a rating of 94 by 247Sports … Four-star player with a grade of 81 from ESPN … Played his senior year of high school at West Oaks Academy in Orlando, Fla. … Has extensive international experience, playing with the Dominican Republic U18 team during the 2016 FIBA Americas Tournament, where he averaged 14.6 points, 5.2 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 22 minutes per game.
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