ST. JOHN'S RED STORM NEWS

St. John’s very definition of NCAA Tournament Bubble team

When St. John’s fell at DePaul on January 14th, it was the turning point for both teams. With the victory, the Blue Demons became 2-3 in the Big East and looked to be flirting with mediocrity. They haven’t won since and instead reverted back to what they’ve always been under Oliver Purnell- the laughingstock of the league. St. John’s fell to 0-5 in league play with that defeat...
Via The Sports Bank
February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Hometown ‘prince’ Rysheed Jordan leads Storm into Philly

If his freshman year up to this point is any indication, Rysheed Jordan will put on a show Saturday afternoon at the Wells Fargo Center in his return to the City of Brotherly Love. The dynamic 6-foot-4 point guard from Philadelphia, nicknamed “The Prince of North Philly,” has been at his best in St. John’s biggest games, scoring a career-high 24 points in a win over Georgetown...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

St. John’s recruiting effort boosted by successful season

St. John’s success over the last month has spread past the court, where the Johnnies have won nine of their past 10 games to play their way into the NCAA Tournament picture. St. John’s recruiting profile has increased as well, in terms of the visibility of its coaches at high school events to the number of top recruits who have attended games as visitors. Christ the King senior...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

New dad Sanchez will miss Red Storm’s clash with Villanova

St. John’s will be one player short Saturday afternoon against Villanova, but the basketball team’s family has grown by one. Senior forward Orlando Sanchez left the team Friday morning to join his wife, Flor Estefani Sanchez, in welcoming the arrival of their newborn daughter, Ysabel Angela, on Friday, the team announced. The six-pound, seven-ounce baby girl, born Friday morning...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Creighton edges No. 22 St. John's in 65-62 upset

Marissa Janning scored 24 points, including a trio of 3-pointers, to lead Creighton to a 65-62 upset win over No. 22 St. John's on Sunday. Creighton (17-10, 11-4 Big East) jumped out to an early lead with a 10-0 spurt in the first half and never let it go, taking a 35-23 advantage into the break and then hanging on in the second half as a St. John rally fell short in the final minute...
Via AP on Fox
February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Bluejays on Bubble with Win over St. John's

Marissa Janning, McKenzie Fujan and Sarah Nelson scored in double digits as CU topped the Red Storm.
Via creighton.scout.com
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Family member found killed as St. John’s star played miles away

Rysheed Jordan’s remarkable freshman season continues to be surrounded by tragedy. The St. John’s point guard, whose rapid ascension has elevated the Red Storm into the NCAA Tournament conversation after nine wins in their past 11 games, missed Monday’s practice, having learned right after Saturday’s loss at Villanova that a close family member was shot and killed in North...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Local college rankings: Iona passes St. John’s for top spot

Two straight losses may have knocked St. John’s from the top spot, but Iona’s 11 consecutive wins more than validate its ascension. (Last week’s rankings in parentheses) 1. Iona (2) Record: 19-8, 16-2 Up next: Friday (7 p.m.) at Manhattan After two straight NCAA Tournament appearances, this may be Tim Cluess’ most impressive season to date, with the coach clinching another...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

St. John's Rysheed Jordan back Saturday vs. Marquette

St. John's will be back to full strength Saturday when it plays its biggest game in three years. Starting point guard Rysheed Jordan will return to the lineup at Marquette after missing Sunday's home win against DePaul while grieving the tragic death of his aunt. "Jordan's had two consecutive good practices this week," St. John's coach Steve Lavin said Thursday, "and seems to be...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Steve Lavin and St. John’s talking contract extension

Steve Lavin and St. John’s are tipping off in a couple hours in a game that’s as big as any they’ve played this season. The Johnnies are at Marquette today in a contest that will keep the winner in NCAA Tournament at-large berth contention. The loser will likely have to win the Big East Tournament (or at least reach the final game) in order to go dancing. On the eve of this...
Via The Sports Bank
March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

St. John's survives, beats Marquette in 2OTs, 91-90

MILWAUKEE -- D'Angelo Harrison scored 20 points and hit a clutch 3 in double overtime, Marquette's Derrick Wilson missed a jumper with 1 second left and St. John's held on for a 91-90-win Saturday in the regular-season finale for both teams. Rysheed Jordan went 1 of 2 at the line to give the Red Storm the lead before Marquette called timeout with 13.9 seconds left. Marquette couldn...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Johnnies enter Big East tourney out to improve bubble status

Look, they could have made this a lot easier on themselves, OK? St. John’s has proven through most of the second half of this season that it could well be sitting on the breathe-easy side of the NCAA Tournament bubble, that it is certainly good enough to play with most of the 68 teams who will fill out the brackets. The Johnnies? All you had to do was see the way they came together...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Jordan to miss St. John's NIT game

NEW YORK (AP) St. John's freshman guard Rysheed Jordan will miss the Red Storm's NIT opening-round game against Robert Morris with tonsillitis.
Via FOXSports.com
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

NCAA Women's Tournament: St. John's tops USC on last-second 3-pointer

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Briana Brown sank a 3-pointer with four-tenths of a second left to give No. 8 seed St. John's a 71-68 victory Saturday night over No. 9 seed Southern California in the first round of the NCAA tournament. The St. John's victory wasn't secure until Southern California guard Brianna Barrett's desperation shot at the buzzer from at least 35 feet away bounced...
Via Fox Sports West
March 22, 2014  |  Discuss

St. John’s JaKarr Sampson Declares For NBA Draft

JaKarr Sampson is obviously chasing the money, because this decision makes no sense. St. John’s sophomore forward JaKarr Sampson has declared for the NBA Draft. St. John's forward JaKarr Sampson is going to the NBA. — Jeff Borzello (@jeffborzello) March 24, 2014  
Via BlackSportsOnline
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

St. John’s sophomore guard/forward Max Hooper to transfer

After playing one season at St. John’s after transferring in from Harvard, redshirt sophomore guard/forward Max Hooper is being allowed to explore possible transfer options. The program reported the news via its official Twitter account Wednesday evening. Hooper, whose perimeter shooting ability was praised when he made the decision to transfer to the Big East school in the spring...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

St. John’s running out of players as Chris Obekpa transfers

Thus far, St John’s regular season was a smashing success compared to its offseason. Following a disappointing one-and-done NIT appearance, the deep and talented roster has fractured. Chris Obekpa, the shot-blocking sophomore dynamo, has received his release to transfer, which is a major blow to an already thin frontline. It comes just a few weeks after sophomore forward JaKarr...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 04, 2014  |  Discuss

St. John’s lands Christ the King’s Delarosa for next season

St. John’s and Steve Lavin are on the board in 2014. The Red Storm received a dose of much-needed good news when Christ the King senior center Adonis Delarosa picked the Johnnies over Pittsburgh, Miami, South Carolina and Alabama at a press conference at the Queens school Wednesday, giving Lavin his first recruit for this incoming class. Delarosa, a Bronx native, revealed his...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Former St. John’s guard/forward Max Hooper transfers to Oakland

After stops at Harvard and St. John’s, Max Hooper has found a new home, committing to Oakland according to a report from John Rothstein of CBS Sports. St. John’s announced Hooper’s intention to transfer on March 26. He sat out the 2012-2013 year, and averaged only saw nine minutes of action a night, averaging 3.2 points per game for the Red Storm this past season. Hooper...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Sources: Obekpa may stay at St. John’s

Chris Obekpa’s departure isn’t the sure thing it was seen as weeks ago, when the Nigerian forward received his release to transfer. There is a chance the 6-foot-9 sophomore shot-blocking specialist could remain at St. John’s, sources said. If fences are able to be mended after Obekpa’s initial decision to leave the program — which has been a possibility all along, a source...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Obekpa has change of heart, will return to St. John's

Earlier this month, St. John's was dealt a tough blow when sophomore center Chris Obekpa requested a release from the Red Storm in order to transfer elsewhere. After a couple weeks of back-and-forth, though, Obekpa decided to return to St. John's for his junior campaign. “I've had good conversations with Coach Lavin over the past week. After giving consideration to transferring...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Storm’s Sampson feels strongly he’ll be drafted

He isn’t projected to be selected in many mock drafts and he’s ranked low in top 100 lists, but JaKarr Sampson enters Thursday’s NBA Draft with the same confidence the St. John’s product emitted when he made the surprising move to declare following his sophomore season. “I feel like I’m going to get drafted, I feel like I’ve proven myself with all my workouts,” the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

JaKarr Sampson to play for Philadelphia 76ers in the Summer League

When the last pick in the 2014 NBA Draft was announced, teams were still making phone calls and adding to their rosters. The Philadelphia 76ers, who had multiple picks tonight are doing what many teams are doing tonight, which is putting together their summer league roster. One of the players, who will be on the Sixers’ summer league roster is JaKarr Sampson from St. John’s University...
Via Total Sports Live
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Check Out This Awesome Cake That Honors Former St. John’s Basketball Coach Lou Carnesecca

Sports-themed cakes have become a pretty cool trend lately. Earlier today, we showed you a cake that depicted the Louisville Cardinals’ logo, and over the last few weeks, there have been plenty of other notable confections. While most of these cakes have been related to weddings, the latest awesome cake that came across our radar pays tribute to legendary St. John’s basketball...
Via College Spun
June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Syracuse’s Non-Conference Schedule Continues to Come Together

Follow the Fizz on Twitter for the latest SU basketball news Over the weekend, Syracuse officially announced two more opponents for the upcoming basketball season.  The Orange will continue their renewal of former conference-rivals when it hosts the St. John’s Red Storm in the Dome on Dec. 6.  The team also announced a non-conference matchup with Holy Cross that will take...
Via Orange Fizz
July 30, 2014  |  Discuss
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