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CHRIS OBEKPA RUMORS & GOSSIP

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
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Remembering St. John’s Season

St. John’s D’Angelo Harrison (11) sits on the floor after being called for a foul against San Diego State during the second half of an NCAA tournament college basketball game in the Round of 64 in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, March 20, 2015. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond) 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...
Via The Sports Journal
4 days ago  |  Discuss

St John's suspends C Chris Obekpa for 2 weeks

NEW YORK (AP) St. John's has suspended junior center Chris Obekpa for two weeks for violation of team rules. The school announced Sunday that the suspension would include any postseason games this season until March 29. ''Chris has been suspended for a violation of team rules,'' coach Steve Lavin said. ''All of the young men associated with our program are held to standards consistent...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  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
11 days ago  |  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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