ST. JOHN'S RED STORM NEWS

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
3 hours 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
15 hours 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
3 days ago  |  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
5 days ago  |  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
5 days ago  |  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
5 days ago  |  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
7 days ago  |  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
7 days ago  |  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
10 days ago  |  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
11 days ago  |  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
11 days ago  |  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
12 days ago  |  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
12 days ago  |  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
12 days ago  |  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
12 days ago  |  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
19 days ago  |  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
20 days ago  |  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
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Making The Case For Phil Greene IV

For even the most dedicated NBA Draft fans, Phil Greene IV is probably not a well-known prospect. The St. John's guard did not receive invites to the Portsmouth Invitational or NBA Draft Combine, but has been rising onto NBA radars nonetheless after competing at various workouts. Greene IV has already worked out for the 76ers, Clippers, Jazz, Nets, and Suns with the Lakers remaining...
Via RealGM - NBA
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Louisville adds walk-on guard Jay Henderson

The Louisville Cardinals have added walk-on guard Jay Henderson. Head coach and Hall of Famer Rick Pitino reported the news, while appearing on SB Nation’s Card Chronicle podcast. A former star for Florida’s Lake Highland Prep, Henderson turned down scholarship offers from Florida State, Seton Hall, Stanford, Dayton and others before deciding to walk on at St. John’s. He redshirted...
Via Campus Sports Net
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Greene IV to work out with the Los Angeles Lakers

Former St. John's player Phil Greene IV is a busy man these days, as the NBA Draft looms in a few weeks.On Saturday, he will visit the Los Angeles Lakers for a workout. It will be his 7th workout with an NBA team.Though Greene IV is a long shot to get drafted, chances that he gets a Las Vegas Summer League invite seem to be fairly high.(h/t Big East Coast Bias)
Via Fox Sports
24 days ago  |  Discuss

St. John's and Jordan part ways

The marriage between St. John's and enigmatic guard Rysheed Jordan is officially over, according to both parties.Jordan, who is going to make a late effort to slip into the NBA Draft, was ruled academically ineligible to play in the fall semester. Thus, he decided to try to take his talents to the next level.The Johnnies will now lose two key cogs to their backcourt from last season...
Via Fox Sports
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Philly’s Jordan to leave St. John’s, turn pro

St. John's announced Friday that Rysheed Jordan, who starred at Vaux High School and played two seasons for the Red Storm, has decided to pursue a professional basketball career.
Via Philly Sports Live
June 05, 2015  |  Discuss

St. John's sophomore guard Jordan enters NBA Draft

NEW YORK -- St. John's guard Rysheed Jordan is entering the NBA Draft. The 6-foot-4 Jordan averaged 14.1 points in 31 games last season, his second with the Red Storm. "Playing professional basketball has always been a goal of mine," Jordan said Friday. "I believe I am ready to take the next step in my basketball career and plan to work hard to achieve my dream of playing in the NBA."
Via AP on Fox
June 05, 2015  |  Discuss

St. John's guard Jordan entering NBA draft

NEW YORK (AP) St. John's guard Rysheed Jordan is entering the NBA draft. The 6-foot-4 Jordan averaged 14.1 points in 31 games last season, his second with the Red Storm. ''Playing professional basketball has always been a goal of mine,'' Jordan said Friday. ''I believe I am ready to take the next step in my basketball career and plan to work hard to achieve my dream of playing in the NBA.''
Via AP on Fox
June 05, 2015  |  Discuss
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