Ex-MSU forward Marvin Clark Jr. transfers to St. John's

Matt Charboneau
The Detroit News

Former Michigan State forward Marvin Clark Jr. has transferred to St. John’s, the university announced on Wednesday.

Former MSU forward Marvin Clark Jr. is transferring to St. John's, the school announced Wednesday.

The 6-foot-6 forward played two seasons at Michigan State before deciding last month transfer. He will have to sit out next season and then have two years of eligibility.

“We are glad Marvin has decided to join our basketball family,” St. John’s coach Chris Mullin said in a statement. “He’s an experienced player with size, athleticism and a solid skill set. Marvin is a good fit for our program and we believe he will transition well into our style of play.”

Clark averaged 4.2 points on 51.9 percent shooting and 2.3 rebounds during his two-year career at Michigan State. In 2014-15, Clark set a Spartan freshman record by playing in all 39 games during Michigan State’s run to the Final Four.

“I had an immediate connection with Coach Mullin and the coaching staff,” Clark said. “I feel extremely comfortable moving forward at a place where I can be an integral part of the future success of the program.

“I look forward to taking on the challenge of joining this team and institution and helping to restore excitement in a program with such a rich basketball tradition.”