St. John’s Guard Malik Stith Withdraws From Program

February 8, 2012 Updated: October 1, 2015
Big East/SEC Invitational
St. John's guard Malik Stith was the only upperclassman in the team's seven-man rotation. (Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

St. John’s men’s basketball head coach Steve Lavin announced Wednesday that junior guard Malik Stith has withdrawn from the Red Storm basketball team effective immediately, citing personal reasons, according to a report on the team’s website.

Stith though will still remain a part of the St. John’s program as a student-assistant and will continue to make progress toward earning his degree in sport management.

“For personal reasons Malik has chosen to no longer participate as a member of our basketball team. Beginning next week he will instead take on a role as a student-assistant with our squad and continue working toward completing his St. John’s degree,” said Lavin, according to the report.

Stith, a junior guard, was the only returning varsity letter winner on this year’s Red Storm squad, played in all 23 games to date, started 5 of them, and averaged 14.6 minutes and 2.6 points per contest.