Who knows what the future holds for Big East basketball? But for now, it's still one of the top conferences in the nation, and it brings in some of the top recruits. Here are five I'll be watching.
Chris Obekpa, St. John's: It's hard to put a finger on what St. John's fans are in for this season. Steve Lavin was wildly successful in year 1, and then the Johnnies struggled last year as Lavin dealt with off-court health issues. Their most talented player went to the NBA. And their big recruiting class is peppered with JUCO, transfers, and traditional freshmen. The most intriguing is 6-9 C Chris Obekpa, who enters St. John's completely raw on the offensive end, but desperately needed on the defensive end. He won't be putting up stats that will call attention, but how well he takes to his shot-blocking role will be a huge factor in whether or not St. John's bounces back.
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