Chris Obekpa says he's transferring from St. John's to UNLV

St. John's transfer Chris Obekpa has committed to UNLV.

Obekpa announced the news on his Instagram page, and multiple sources confirmed the decision to ESPN.com.

Obekpa, a 6-foot-10 center from Nigeria, started 24 games for St. John's last season before leaving the program in late June. He averaged 5.8 points and 7.0 rebounds while also ranking fifth nationally in blocked shots at 3.1 per game.

He will sit out the 2015-16 season and then have one year of eligibility remaining.