ST. JOHN'S RUMORS & GOSSIP

Chris Obekpa has change of heart, will return to St. John's

Earlier this month, St. John's was dealt a tough blow when sophomore center Chris Obekpa requested a release from the Red Storm in order to transfer elsewhere. After a couple weeks of back-and-forth, though, Obekpa decided to return to St. John's for his junior campaign. “I've had good conversations with Coach Lavin over the past week. After giving consideration to...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Pro Sports Daily
6 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...
Via Pro Sports Daily
6 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...
Via Pro Sports Daily
10 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...
Via Pro Sports Daily
16 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  
Via Thacover2
27 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...
Via Fox Sports West
29 days ago  |  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

FORMER NBA PLAYER ERICK BARKLEY GOES BESERK AT YOUTH’S GAME!

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...
Via SportySexyCool
March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Georgetown women upset No. 22 St. John's 60-57

Samisha Powell scored 13 points and Georgetown came from behind to defeat No. 22 St. John's 60-57 Tuesday night. Faith Woodard and Logan Battle each scored 12 points and Natalie Butler added 14 rebounds for the Hoyas (9-18, 3-12 Big East), who ended the Red Storm's 11-game winning streak and beat a ranked opponent for the first time since Nov. 11, 2012. Amber Thompson scored...
Via AP on Fox
February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Handford, No. 24 St. John's drop Villanova 69-56

Aliyyah Handford scored 25 points and Amber Thompson pulled down a career-high 17 rebounds to lead No. 24 St. John's to a 69-56 win over Villanova on Saturday. Danaejah Grant came off the bench to add 14 points and nine rebounds for the Red Storm (19-5, 12-1 Big East) with Eugeneia McPherson scoring 12. Katherine Coyer had a career-high 18 points for the Wildcats (19-6, 9-5...
Via AP on Fox
February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: St. John’s Is Giving Away Chris Mullin Bobbleheads Tomorrow Night

Tomorrow night when the St. John’s Red Storm takes on Seton Hall, the fans at Carnesecca Arena are going to receive a nice little treat: Chris Mullen bobbleheads: Mullin Bobbleheads tomorrow! Year-two of a multi-year “#SJUBB Legends” bobblehead series sponsored by @CocaCola. pic.twitter.com/tWsmwGDnaE — StJohnsBasketball (@StJohnsBBall) January 22, 2014 Mullen of course...
Via College Spun
January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

St. Johns Star Freshman Rysheed Jordan Suspended Indefinitely

The New York Post is reporting that prized St. Johns freshman guard Rysheed Jordan has been suspended indefinitely for a violation of team rules. The point guard from Philadelphia as suspended for violating team rules Friday night, missing the Red Storm’s 64-54 victory over Monmouth. Head coach Steve Lavin declined to say when he will be return — or if Jordan will return at...
Via BlackSportsOnline
November 23, 2013  |  Discuss

No. 20 St. John's 73, Hofstra 47

Nadirah McKenith scored 24 points while Shenneika Smith added 18 points and 15 rebounds to help No. 20 St. John's beat Hofstra 73-47 on Saturday. Smith also had five assists for the Red Storm (2-1). St. John's held a seven-point lead with 7 minutes left in the first half before McKenith took over to break the game open. She had 12 of the Red Storm's final 17 points...
Via AP on Fox
November 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Arizona to host St. John's in Super Regional

TUCSON, Ariz. -- After hosting an NCAA tournament regional for the first time since 1992, the Arizona baseball program will host its first-ever NCAA Super Regional this weekend at Hi Corbett Field. UA (41-17) will host St. Johns (40-21) in a best-of-three Super Regional, with the series set to begin Friday at noon and continue at noon Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday, if necessary. All...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
June 05, 2012  |  Discuss
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