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Chris Obekpa returning to St. John's

Updated: April 18, 2014, 6:30 PM ET
By Kieran Darcy | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- Chris Obekpa will remain a member of the St. John's Red Storm after all.

The sophomore center, who asked for and was granted a release to transfer on April 3, has changed his mind and been welcomed back by coach Steve Lavin, the school said Friday.

"Chris approached me last week to communicate his change of heart and wishes to stay at St. John's," Lavin said in a statement. "After good dialogue we are pleased to announce Chris will continue his career as a student-athlete ...

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