ST. JOHN'S RED STORM NEWS

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

St. John's 91, Marquette 90

Freshman Rysheed Jordan made the second of two free throws to snap a tie with 19.5 seconds left in the second overtime as the visiting Red Storm held on to edge the Golden Eagles. Jordan, JaKarr Sampson and D’Angelo Harrison each recorded 20 points as St. John’s (20-11, 10-8 Big East) survived despite blowing a six-point lead in the final 11 seconds of regulation. Jordan also...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 09, 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

St. John's signs Amar Alibegovic from Bosnia

St. John's men's basketball is thinking big three. Recruits, that is. The Red Storm announced the signing of 6-9 Bosnian forward Amar Alibegovic on Wednesday. He is the third big man added this summer after 6-11 center Adonis Delarosa (Christ The King) and 6-8 forward Keith Thomas (Mount Vernon) out of Westchester Community College. Alibegovic, the No. 41 European prospect among...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

St. John’s: We have the best backcourt in the country

The basketball opener is more than a month away for St. John’s, but the Red Storm’s swagger is in midseason form. Take senior guard Phil Greene IV, for instance, who was asked if the Johnnies have the best backcourt in the Big East. “The country,” he said emphatically during St. John’s Dribble for the Cure cancer fundraiser event on campus Saturday afternoon. “You see...
Via Pro Sports Daily
September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Programs add depth as early period closes

College basketball’s early signing period ended Wednesday, November 19, and many programs added additional depth into their programs as the signing period closed. St. John’s, Georgia and Houston all made notable additions to help their programs going forward. St. John’s missed out on a big prize when Isaiah Briscoe opted for Kentucky over the Red Storm ...
Via Hoopniks
November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Game Preview: Gophers vs. St. Johns

Before getting to the Red Storm we might as well get the unpleasantness out of the way:  Daquein McNeil has been arrested for domestic assault and is being held without bail.  I haven't seen any details beyond that and the Gophers have suspended him indefinitely pending an investigation.  In the current climate things certainly don't look good for McNeil, but hopefully the team...
Via Down with Goldy
November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

St. Johns Hoops Player Has Shortest Shorts Since ‘Nam

Ladies and gentlemen, we’re seeing the throwbacks of all throwbacks this evening at Madison Square Garden. St. John’s is facing Minnesota in their opening game of the NIT Season Tip-Off and one Red Storm player came to play. Check out the rolled up short shorts on junior big man Chris Obekpa:     Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
November 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Backcourt Brothers: Red Storm Defeat Minnesota in the NIT 70-61 Behind Harrison and Jordan

D'Angelo Harrison had 19 points for St. John's/nypost.comBy Josh Adams @collegehoopsdigest The NIT Season Tip-off on Thanksgiving Eve at Madison Square Garden saw the St. John's Red Storm and the Minnesota Golden Gophers square off in the first round, followed by the "Battle of the Bulldogs" as Georgia took on Number 10 ranked Gonzaga in the nightcap. Minnesota and St. John's...
Via College Hoops Digest
November 26, 2014  |  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

Gonzaga Early Season NIT Champions With a 73-66 Victory Over St. John's

Gonzaga Defense Focused on Harrison/josh adamsby Josh Adams@NCAAHoopsDigestBlack Friday on 34th Street in Manhattan was it's usual hustle-bustle with shoppers pursuing sales and charging everything to their Visa or Mastercard. Inside Madison Square Garden Friday night, the bill came due for the St. John's Red Storm as the #10 Gonzaga Bulldogs showed their bite is much worse than...
Via College Hoops Digest
November 28, 2014  |  Discuss
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