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CHRIS OBEKPA RUMORS & GOSSIP

St. John's Coach Mullin aiming high

St. John's experienced as much turnover as any team in the country this offseason.Out are D'Angelo Harrison, Chris Obekpa, Sir'Dominic Pointer and Rysheed Jordan. Steve Lavin is gone, as well, and former Johnnies legend Chris Mullin takes the reigns as head coach.Despite having almost a completely new roster, does Mullin believe this team can return to the NCAA Tournament once again...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  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
29 days ago  |  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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