Michigan State forward Marvin Clark Jr., a former Blue Springs High School player, has transferred to St. John's, the Red Storm announced Wednesday morning.

Under NCAA rules, he will have to sit out next season, then have two years of eligibility remaining. Clark announced his intention to transfer last month.

"We are glad Marvin has decided to join our basketball family," St. John's coach Chris Mullin said in a released 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 over his two-year career at Michigan State. He made eight starts.

"I had an immediate connection with coach Mullin and the coaching staff," Clark said in the statement. "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."

Clark played for Blue Springs High School in the 2011-12 season, averaging 17.1 points and 7.1 rebounds and earning Class 5 second-team all-state honors after transferring from Renaissance Academy in Kansas City. He transferred to Sunrise Christian Academy in Bel Aire, Kansas, near Wichita for the next two seasons.