Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Former St. Johns’ guard Mike Cavataio will transfer to Holy Cross, according to a source close to the program.
Cavataio, a 6-4, 190-pound swingman from St. Francis Prep in Forest Hills, N.Y. native, played in 17 games as a rookie last season, averaging 1.4 points per contest and 1.2 rebounds in 5.9 minutes.
“I enjoyed my time at St. John’s, and I think it was a great experience to have played here,” said Cavataio. “I have a great relationship with my coaches and teammates and I wish my team ‘good luck’ as I head into a new situation, hopefully where I can earn some more minutes and play a bigger role.”
He will have to sit out next season as per NCAA transfer rules.
While Cavataio and former teammate Larry Wright transferring, St. John’s needs to bring in some recruits to help fill out the squad for next season. Read more here on their options.
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
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