CHRIS OBEKPA RUMORS & GOSSIP

Ex-St. John's star Chris Obekpa transfers to UNLV

Chris Obekpa is headed to Sin City to revive his career. St. John’s shot-blocking dynamo announced his transfer to UNLV with an Instagram post on Wednesday that read “Rebirth” with a photo of the UNLV mascot. Obekpa has to sit out this season, per NCAA transfer rules, and has one year of eligibility left. He was suspended two exhibition games his sophomore year for violating...
Via Fox Sports
August 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Chris Obekpa taking his troubles from St. John's to UNLV: Report

Ex-St. John's defensive standout Chris Obekpa, the nation's fifth-leading shot blocker last season, revealed he will transfer to UNLV.The troublesome Obekpa announced the news on his Instagram page, and multiple sources confirmed the decision to ESPN.com. The short shorts-wearing 6-foot-10 center will have to sit out next season and will only have one year of eligibility remaining...
Via The Other Paper
August 05, 2015  |  Discuss

St. John’s transfer Chris Obekpa headed to UNLV

Former St. John’s Red Storm big man Chris Obekpa has committed to UNLV, according to Rob Dauster of NBC Sports’ College Basketball Talk. Obekpa also posted his announcement on his Instagram. REBIRTH A photo posted by Airwatchman. Khadafi (@obekpa12) on Aug 5, 2015 at 11:06am PDT Obekpa averaged seven rebounds and 3.1 blocks per game his junior season at St. John’s...
Via Campus Sports Net
August 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Minnesota cuts bait on St. John's center Chris Obekpa

Gophers men's basketball is no longer interested in St. John's transfer Chris Obekpa after the center visited campus over the weekend, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. The Red Storm's all-time leading shot blocker is transferring because of an issue with new coach Chris Mullin's stricter rules.Perhaps he didn't vibe with Richard Pitino, either. Obekpa has...
Via Fox Sports
July 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Chris Obekpa to visit Minnesota this weekend

Former St. John’s Red Storm center Chris Obekpa will visit the University of Minnesota this weekend. Amelia Rayno of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reported the story. Minnesota is one of four schools that Obekpa is considering, the others being N.C. State, Alabama and Arizona State, per Adam Zagoria of SNY. It’s an unfortunate circumstance for Obekpa, as he was declared ineligible...
Via Campus Sports Net
July 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Obekpa expected to visit Minnesota

Chris Obekpa had a roller-coaster of a career with St. John's. It started rocky, but at his peak, he was one of the best defensive players in the Big East. After a drug related suspension and a coaching change, however, Obekpa decided to call it quits with the Red Storm. With one year of eligibility remaining, he chose to transfer.Insert Minnesota.Gophers basketball coach Richard...
Via Fox Sports
July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Chris Obekpa to transfer from St. John’s

St. John’s Red Storm leading shot blocker Chris Obekpa will leave the program and transfer. The university made the announcement. Obekpa averaged 4.5 points, six rebounds and 3.4 blocks per game in three years with St. John’s. He had nothing but good things to say about his time with the program. “It was a great three years of growing here at St. John’s. I am forever grateful...
Via Campus Sports Net
June 24, 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
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