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...
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3 days ago  |  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...
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3 days ago  |  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...
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7 days ago  |  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...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Green coming on strong

After a stellar sophomore season at East St. John, Troy Green is embarking on another Nike Circuit run with the Red Storm. TSD caught up with the physical 2016 guard for the latest on his development and recruitment.
15 days ago  |  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...
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21 days ago  |  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  
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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  
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24 days ago  |  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...
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26 days ago  |  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.
March 18, 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...
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March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

St. John’s knows loss to Providence ends its dream

St. John’s faces a must-win game Thursday afternoon at the Garden, a game it likely has to win to reach the NCAA Tournament. But the Red Storm have been playing these games for six weeks since the end of January, when they began the Big East season 0-5. “That’s our advantage,” sophomore forward JaKarr Sampson said Tuesday, in advance of the Big East Tournament quarterfinal...
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March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Big East Tournament Bracket, Schedule, Analysis

The 2014 Big East men’s basketball tournament is set to begin this upcoming Wednesday, March 12th and conclude on Saturday, March 15th. It will take place at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Here’s the bracket, along with the times for each game. You can purchase tickets for the event here.   All nine of the games in the tournament will be broadcast on Fox Sports 1....
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March 09, 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

MU loses to SJohn's 91-90 in 2OT

MILWAUKEE – D’Angelo Harrison hit a big 27 foot three pointer in 2OT and St. John's withstood a last second shot by Marquette’s Derrick Wilson to win 91-90-win Saturday at the Bradley Center on MU’s Senior Day. MU trailed 72-66 with :22.8 left in regulation but scored the final 6 pts. to tie with 2 FTs by Gardner, a steal and lay in by Thomas and, after a missed St...
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...
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March 08, 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 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...
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March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

St. John’s guard Jordan to return vs. Marquette

St. John's Red Storm will be back to full strength Saturday, when it plays its biggest game in three years.
Via Philly Sports Live
March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

St. John’s rewind: How to stay on the NCAA bubble

St. John’s took the first step Sunday on what it hopes is a run to the NCAA Tournament, racing out to a big lead and holding off underwhelming DePaul, 72-64, at the Garden. The real challenges loom starting Saturday at Marquette, followed by the Big East tournament. For now, let’s take a look back at St. John’s victory on Sunday, which snapped a two-game losing streak: –...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss


Red Storm: Barkley played with Ron Artest (now MWP) at St. John’s before a brief NBA stint with the Blazers. Still trying to wrap my head around this one. Ex-NBA player ERICK BARKLEY went into Mortal Kombat mode with a rival parent after coaching his 9-year old son’s playoff tournament basketball game in Westchester, NY… According to the NY Post: “Before the game, Barkley...
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March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

DePaul vs. St. John’s Game Preview

The Blue Demons travel to the Big Apple to face the St. John’s Red Storm at 11 a.m. on Sunday at Madison Square Garden. We preview the game in this report.
February 28, 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...
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February 28, 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...
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February 25, 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.
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

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