ST. JOHN'S RED STORM NEWS

Chris Obekpa to visit UNLV

Former St. John's center Chris Obekpa has his fair share of problems in Queens, but it's hard to deny his talent. The gifted rim protector has one year of eligibility left, and after reported flirtations with Minnesota, Jon Rothstein of CBS reports Obekpa is now set to visit UNLV:
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Arizona-based Team 23 falls short in $1 million title game

NEW YORK -- Former St. John's player D.J. Kennedy scored 24 points and Overseas Elite won The Basketball Tournament and its $1 million prize by beating Arizona-based Team 23, 67-65 on Sunday afternoon. Kennedy made three free throws in the final 20 seconds for the team made up of Americans playing in Europe. Overseas Elite will split the $1 million among its eight players, coach...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona-based Team 23 falls short in $1 million title game

NEW YORK -- Former St. John's player D.J. Kennedy scored 24 points and Overseas Elite won The Basketball Tournament and its $1 million prize by beating Arizona-based Team 23, 67-65 on Sunday afternoon. Kennedy made three free throws in the final 20 seconds for the team made up of Americans playing in Europe. Overseas Elite will split the $1 million among its eight players, coach...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Overseas Elite wins $1 million in The Basketball Tournament

NEW YORK (AP) Former St. John's player D.J. Kennedy scored 24 points and Overseas Elite won The Basketball Tournament and its $1 million prize by beating Team 23, 67-65 on Sunday. Kennedy made three free throws in the final 20 seconds for the team made up of Americans playing in Europe. Overseas Elite will split the $1 million among its eight players, coach and general manager....
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

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
4 days ago  |  Discuss

St. John's will face Vanderbilt to open 2015 Maui Invitational

Chris Mullin won't have time to relax as he starts his first coaching gig this fall. Not even on the beautiful shores of Hawaii.The newly elected St. John's coach will lead the Red Storm in the Maui Invitation, according to ESPN, where they'll play SEC title hopeful Vanderbilt in the opening round. The early season tourney is set for Nov. 23-25 at the Lahaina Civic Center.A schedule...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Highly touted recruit spurns the NCAA for Europe

It's been a roller-coaster of an offseason for St. John's, with new head coach Chris Mullin signing a bevy or recruits but losing the likes of Chris Obekpa and Rysheed Jordan. Georgios Papagiannis represented a chance for Mullin to replace Obekpa. However, the 7-1 center from Greece has decided not to play college basketball and pursue playing professionally in Europe next season...
Via Fox Sports
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota cuts bait on St. John's center Chris Obekpa

Gophers men's basketball is no longer interested in St. John's transfer Chris Obekpa after the center visited campus over the weekend, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. The Red Storm's all-time leading shot blocker is transferring because of an issue with new coach Chris Mullin's stricter rules.Perhaps he didn't vibe with Richard Pitino, either. Obekpa has...
Via Fox Sports
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Obekpa visits Minnesota, considering others

St. John's big man Chris Obekpa is visited Minnesota this weekend and is considering several other schools as well.The 6-foot-9 Obekpa is also considering N.C. State, Oregon, Arizona State and Alabama, sources told SNY.tv. He will have to sit out the 2015-16 season, per NCAA transfer rules.Obekpa was the leading shot blocker in the Big East last season, and will be a defensive presence...
Via Fox Sports
29 days 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
July 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Obekpa expected to visit Minnesota

Chris Obekpa had a roller-coaster of a career with St. John's. It started rocky, but at his peak, he was one of the best defensive players in the Big East. After a drug related suspension and a coaching change, however, Obekpa decided to call it quits with the Red Storm. With one year of eligibility remaining, he chose to transfer.Insert Minnesota.Gophers basketball coach Richard...
Via Fox Sports
July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Obekpa expected to visit Minnesota

Chris Obekpa had a roller-coaster of a career with St. John's. It started rocky, but at his peak, he was one of the best defensive players in the Big East. After a drug related suspension and a coaching change, however, Obekpa decided to call it quits with the Red Storm. With one year of eligibility remaining, he chose to transfer.Insert Minnesota.Gophers basketball coach Richard...
Via Fox Sports
July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Obekpa expected to visit Minnesota

Chris Obekpa had a roller-coaster of a career with St. John's. It started rocky, but at his peak, he was one of the best defensive players in the Big East. After a drug related suspension and a coaching change, however, Obekpa decided to call it quits with the Red Storm. With one year of eligibility remaining, he chose to transfer.Insert Minnesota.Gophers basketball coach Richard...
Via Fox Sports
July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Sources: Italy's Mussini commits to St. John's

It's been a tumultuous offseason for St. John's, but one area they've excelled in is recruiting.That continued on Monday, when Italian guard Federico Mussini committed to play for Chris Mullin and the Red Storm. The Johnnies and Mussini have had mutual interest for quite some time now.The Red Storm beat out Gonzaga for Mussini's services, and Virginia, Davidson, Vanderbilt and others...
Via Fox Sports
June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Italian guard Federico Mussini commits to St. John’s

Italian point guard Federico Mussini has committed to St. John’s University and will suit up for the team next season. Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports reported the story. BREAKING: Italian guard Federico Mussini has committed to St. John's, source told @CBSSports. Part of 2015 class. #sjubb — Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) June 29, 2015 This is a huge get for the Red Storm, as...
Via Campus Sports Net
June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Cavaliers draft Sir'Dominic Pointer of St. John's in second round

St. John's versatile forward Sir'Dominic Pointer made it into the second round of the NBA Draft Thursday night when the Cleveland Cavaliers selected him with the 53rd overall pick. The defensive specialist and fierce competitor was selected with the Cavs' final pick. He's a 6-6 prospect who averaged 13.7 points, 7.7 rebounds, 2.4 blocks and 1.9 steals in 33 games during his...
Via The Other Paper
June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

St. John's standout has chance to team up with LeBron

The Cleveland Cavaliers, 2015 Eastern Conference Champions, took a chance on a Big East kid with the 53rd pick in the NBA Draft.They selected Sir'Dominic Pointer, the 6'6 forward from St. John's. Pointer was not a lock to be drafted, and if he can make the Cavs, it's an awfully good situation to land in for the tenacious defender. Teammates Phil Greene IV and D'Angelo Harrison did...
Via Fox Sports
June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Cavs select St. John's guard Sir'Dominic Pointer in draft

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) The Cleveland Cavaliers selected St. John's swingman Sir'Dominic Pointer with the No. 53 pick in the NBA draft, the team's third pick of the second round. Pointer averaged 13.7 points 7.7 rebounds last season and was named the Big East's co-defensive player of the year as a senior. The 6-foot-6 Pointer was also the league's most improved player. He'll be...
Via AP on Fox
June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

'Depressed' Chris Obekpa transfers out of St. John's

Chris Obekpa is following in Rysheed Jordan's footsteps: He's transferring from St. John's after vowing to return. But for what reason? The New York Daily News took a look:"A source familiar with the situation said that Obekpa was struggling with the transition from former head coach Steve Lavin to new head coach Chris Mullin."The source however said Obekpa, who is in good academic...
Via Fox Sports
June 25, 2015  |  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

Big East leader in blocked shots transferring from St. John's

NEW YORK -- Chris Obekpa, who led the Big East in blocked shots the past three seasons, has decided to leave St. John's and has been granted permission to pursue transfer opportunities with other NCAA schools. The 6-foot-9 Obekpa, a rising senior, had said he was going to transfer after his sophomore season but changed his mind and he played last season for former coach Steve Lavin...
Via AP on Fox
June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Chris Obekpa to transfer from St. John's

NEW YORK (AP) Chris Obekpa, who led the Big East in blocked shots the past three seasons, has decided to leave St. John's and has been granted permission to pursue transfer opportunities with other NCAA schools. The 6-foot-9 Obekpa, a rising senior, had said he was going to transfer after his sophomore season but changed his mind and he played last season for former coach Steve...
Via AP on Fox
June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Storm to play in 2016 Battle 4 Atlantis Tournament

St. John's will be competing in the 2016 Battle 4 Atlantis Tournament.Jeff Goodman of ESPN first had the news early in the day. The Red Storm will likely have their work cut out for them. Announced participants thus far for this early season tourney are the Louisville Cardinals, Wichita State Shockers, Michigan State Spartans and VCU Rams.Last year, Butler and Georgetown represented...
Via Fox Sports
June 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Chris Mullin retooling the Red Storm right away

Villanova has run train on the 'new' Big East in the last few years. There's no denying that. But six teams in the conference made the NCAA Tournament last season, and plenty are on the verge of competing with the Wildcats for the Big East throne.Who are some likely candidates to surpass the 'Cats?Perhaps it won't be this year, but by the looks of things, Chris Mullin seems to have...
Via Fox Sports
June 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Storm targeting German prospect

Chris Mullin has proven in his short stint as head coach of the St. John's basketball program that he's willing to go to extreme lengths to add viable talent to his roster.Now, St. John's is pursuing Class of 2016 forward Richard Freudenberg from Germany.Duke, Texas, and Vanderbilt are the other three programs who have shown interest to Freudenberg. Scout.com's Evan Daniels calls...
Via Fox Sports
June 15, 2015  |  Discuss
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