ST. JOHN'S RED STORM NEWS

St. John’s announces non-conference slate for 2015-16

Chris Mullin was a legend during his playing days at St. John’s. On top of being a three-time Big East Player of the Year, Mullin won the John Wooden Award in 1985 and was a member of the Olympic Gold medal winning basketball team in 1984. He was a first round selection of the Golden State Warriors in 1985 and went on to have a sixteen-year career in the NBA. After having a four...
Via Campus Sports Net
8 days ago  |  Discuss

4-star PF Kassoum Yakwe reportedly down to two schools

Class of 2016 four-star power forward Kassoum Yakwe, out of Our Savior New American School in Centereach, New York, about 54 miles east of New York City, has reported narrowed his list of potential schools down to two: Oregon and St. John’s. SNY’s Adam Zagoria reported the update on Zagsblog. The next step for Yakwe is deciding whether or not he will reclassify to the Class of...
Via Campus Sports Net
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Former St. John's forward Obekpa to play for Runnin' Rebels

LAS VEGAS (AP) Former St. John's forward Chris Obekpa is transferring to UNLV and will be eligible to play for the Runnin' Rebels in 2016-17. From Nigeria, Obekpa led the Big East in blocked shots each of the past three seasons and was fifth nationally a year ago with 3.1 per game. The 6-foot-10 senior averaged 5.8 points and 7 rebounds last season, but was suspended for two weeks...
Via AP on Fox
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Ex-St. John's star Chris Obekpa transfers to UNLV

Chris Obekpa is headed to Sin City to revive his career. St. John’s shot-blocking dynamo announced his transfer to UNLV with an Instagram post on Wednesday that read “Rebirth” with a photo of the UNLV mascot. Obekpa has to sit out this season, per NCAA transfer rules, and has one year of eligibility left. He was suspended two exhibition games his sophomore year for violating...
Via Fox Sports
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Obekpa taking his troubles from St. John's to UNLV: Report

Ex-St. John's defensive standout Chris Obekpa, the nation's fifth-leading shot blocker last season, revealed he will transfer to UNLV.The troublesome Obekpa announced the news on his Instagram page, and multiple sources confirmed the decision to ESPN.com. The short shorts-wearing 6-foot-10 center will have to sit out next season and will only have one year of eligibility remaining...
Via The Other Paper
29 days ago  |  Discuss

St. John’s transfer Chris Obekpa headed to UNLV

Former St. John’s Red Storm big man Chris Obekpa has committed to UNLV, according to Rob Dauster of NBC Sports’ College Basketball Talk. Obekpa also posted his announcement on his Instagram. REBIRTH A photo posted by Airwatchman. Khadafi (@obekpa12) on Aug 5, 2015 at 11:06am PDT Obekpa averaged seven rebounds and 3.1 blocks per game his junior season at St. John’s...
Via Campus Sports Net
29 days ago  |  Discuss

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
August 03, 2015  |  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
August 02, 2015  |  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
August 02, 2015  |  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
August 02, 2015  |  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
July 31, 2015  |  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
July 29, 2015  |  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
July 08, 2015  |  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
July 06, 2015  |  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
July 06, 2015  |  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
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