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CHRIS OBEKPA RUMORS & GOSSIP

St. John’s Chris Obekpa to Return Next Season

Per Zach Braziller of the New York Post, St. John’s Red Storm center Chris Obekpa will return to the team for his senior season. Obekpa, who stands 6-foot-10 and weighs 240 pounds, was averaging 5.8 points and seven rebounds per game while also leading the Big East in blocked shots before being suspended following a positive test for marijuana. As a result, he missed the Red...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Obekpa’s Absence Proved too Immense to Overcome for St. John’s Red Storm

Chris Obekpa #12 of the St. John’s Red Storm jumps up to block a shot against the Villanova Wildcats during the game at Madison Square Garden on January 6, 2015 in New York City. (Mandatory Credit: Nate Shron/Getty Images) Steve Lavin’s St John’s Red Storm saw their season end Friday at the hands of San Diego State in a 76-64 defeat. The game was a frustrating defeat for the...
Via The Sports Journal
March 22, 2015  |  Discuss

St. John's suspends starting C Chris Obekpa for two weeks: Report

One of the best shot blockers in the country might have just swatted away St. John's chances at making the NCAA Tournament. St. John's coach Steve Lavin announced on Sunday afternoon junior center Chris Obekpa will be suspended for two weeks, citing a violation of team rules — just hours before the selection committee decides which at-large teams will be invited to the tournament...
Via The Other Paper
March 15, 2015  |  Discuss

St. John's center Chris Obekpa ejected for elbowing Butler player in head (Video)

St. John's Red Storm junior center Chris Obekpa was ejected in the first half of Tuesday night's game for elbowing Butler freshman Tyler Wideman in the head.In the video, you can see in the lower right corner where Obekpa delivers the cheap shot to Wideman, then runs away while Wideman goes down in pain. After reviewing the play with video replay, referees gave Obekpa a Flagrant...
Via Holdout Sports
February 03, 2015  |  Discuss

St. John's' D'angelo Harrison gets a close-up view of Chris Obekpa's short-shorts (VIDEO)

St. John's center Chris Obekpa rocked some retro short-shorts against Minnesota during the NIT Season Tip-Off semifinal game at Madison Square Garden Wednesday night. And the Red Storm's D'Angelo Harrison got a close up view of the John Stockton specials when he slipped through the 6'10" Obekpa's legs on this play: Harrison looks very glad that his teammate stands 6'10".St. John...
Via The Other Paper
November 26, 2014  |  Discuss

St. John's edges Seton Hall 68-67

Chris Obekpa sank a free throw with 2.1 seconds left to give St. John's a 68-67 victory over Seton Hall on Thursday night. D'Angelo Harrison's drive for a one-handed dunk with 1:32 left had tied the game at 67. Fuquan Edwin then missed a 3-pointer at the other end and St. John's (16-9, 6-6 Big East) called time out with 19.6 seconds left. That led to the pass inside to Obekpa and...
Via AP on Fox
February 14, 2014  |  Discuss
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