ST. JOHN'S RED STORM NEWS

Inside Chris Mullin's 'miraculous' recruiting cass

St. John's lost loads of talent form last season. That's no secret. Gone are Chris Obekpa, D'Angelo Harrison, Sir'Dominic Pointer and a host of others. Steve Lavin among them. The Red Storm hired Chris Mullin, who was a great player in New York City 30-some years ago, to right the ship.He's certainly put his own stamp on the program, adding several players from all over the world...
Via FOX Sports
September 23, 2015  |  Discuss

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
August 26, 2015  |  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
August 06, 2015  |  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
August 05, 2015  |  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
August 05, 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

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

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

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

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

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
June 13, 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

Rysheed Jordan to leave St. John’s

The Chris Mullin era is set to begin at St. John’s University, but it will have to be without one of the program’s top players. The school announced today that point guard Rysheed Jordan will leave the program and instead pursue “professional opportunities.” Jordan started 21 games for the Red Storm last year and averaged 14.1 points and 3.1 assists per game his sophomore...
Via Campus Sports Net
June 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Chris Mullin prepares for summer recruiting with St. John's

Chris Mullin has been out and about in his community. He previously threw out the first pitch at a Yankees game in the Bronx, and Wednesday night, he participated in the True Blue charity softball game."Last time I played was on concrete on Utica Avenue in Brooklyn," said Mullin, who wore a uniform with his No. 17. "It's better confines here - a little safer."Mullin has already had...
Via FOX Sports
June 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Chris Monasch resigns as St. John's Red Storm athletic director

After 10 years as the St. John's athletic director, Chris Monasch has resigned from that position. The resignation is effective June 30.Monasch says he is leaving his alma matter to "pursue new leadership opportunities."The move comes at an odd time for the Johnnies' basketball program, as new head coach Chris Mullin was hired just two months ago. Monasch also hired and fired Steve...
Via FOX Sports
May 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Chris Monasch Out As St. John’s AD

St. John’s University are expected to remove Chris Monasch as the school’s Athletic Director. Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports broke the news, stating that an official announcement was expected soon. St. John's will remove Chris Monasch as Athletic Director, sources told @CBSSports. An official announcement is expected soon. #sjubb — Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) May 28, 2015 ...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Chris Mullin 'not really concerned' about Rysheed Jordan

St. John's basketball head coach Chris Mullin threw out the first pitch at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday at the Bronx, and inevitably, reporters asked him about Rysheed Jordan's academic status.Reports surfaced that Jordan may not be academically eligible for next season after some uncertainty as to whether or not he'd remain with the program under Mullin's guidance. He chose to stick...
Via FOX Sports
May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Rysheed Jordan to be ruled academically ineligible

With Chris Mullin returning, hiring a strong staff and landing multiple key additions, the offseason in Queens was considered a positive one by many Red Storm fans. Things have changed quickly though as news broke late Saturday night that Rysheed Jordan is expected to be ruled academically ineligible for the fall semester and could leave the team, according to Roger Rubin of the...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: St. John’s Star G Rysheed Jordan Expected To Be Ruled Academically Ineligible

St. John’s star guard Rysheed Jordan, the Red Storm’s leading returning scorer, is expected to be ruled ineligible for the fall semester of the 2015-16 season, according to a report by the New York Daily News. Jordan, a rising junior, averaged 14.3 points and 3.1 assists for St. John’s in 2014-15. He is the program’s best returning player.  The report states that it’s...
Via College Spun
May 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: St. John's guard Jordan facing academic ineligibility

St. John's basketball guard Rysheed Jordan is expected to be ruled academically ineligible and miss the start of next season, with The New York Daily News reporting it's possible he may not play again for the Red Storm. The 6-foot-4 standout from Philadelphia averaged 14.1 points and 3.1 assists as a sophomore. However, sources told the paper Jordan was apparently not keeping his...
Via FOX Sports
May 24, 2015  |  Discuss
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