ST. JOHN'S RUMORS & GOSSIP

Justin Simon transfers from Arizona to St. John’s

Arizona guard Justin Simon will transfer to St. John’s, according to a post on his Twitter and a confirmation from CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein. Arizona transfer Justin Simon has committed to St. John's, source told @CBSSports. The buzz is officially palpable in Jamaica. #SJUBB — Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) April 21, 2016 Thx to all the schools that recruited me. My next...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Auburn-St. John's Preview

Auburn's frenetic, pressing style has been known to unsettle opponents. It's questionable how flustered St. John's senior Aliyyah Handford will be after winning the Big East tournament's most outstanding player award. Handford has enjoyed success in the previous two seasons against the Tigers entering Friday night's first-round NCAA Tournament matchup in Waco, Texas. Eighth-seeded...
Via Associated Press
March 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Marquette holds off St. John's for win in Big East tournament

NEW YORK -- Henry Ellenson had 27 points and 14 rebounds, Jajuan Johnson scored 23 points and Marquette held off a furious rally by feisty St. John's for a 101-93 victory Wednesday night in the Big East Tournament.Haanif Cheatham added 19 points for the seventh-seeded Golden Eagles (20-12). They advanced to play fifth-ranked and second-seeded Xavier in the quarterfinals Thursday...
Via Associated Press
March 10, 2016  |  Discuss

St. John's women beat Creighton for trip to NCAA tourney

CHICAGO (AP) Aaliyah Lewis had 14 points and eight rebounds and St. John's became the first No. 4 seed to win the Big East tournament in a 50-37 victory over seventh-seeded Creighton on Tuesday night, earning a trip to the NCAA Tournament. St. John's won its first Big East tournament championship since 1988. It was the first time since 2006 that the tournament didn't feature the...
Via Associated Press
March 08, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Fight breaks out after St. John's-Seton Hall game

After a close finish saw Seton Hall creep away with a 62-61 victory over St. Johns Sunday afternoon, a fight quickly erupted at half court between the two teams.  Coaches quickly intervened, working to separate the players and lead them to their respective locker rooms. Emily Van Buskirk was on the scene and posted this video to Twitter. Fight broke out on the court after the...
Via College Spun
February 21, 2016  |  Discuss

German prospect Richard Freudenberg commits to St. John's

This tweet from Richard Freudenberg set up Thursday morning news.Evan Daniels of Scout.com reported that the 6-foot-8 small forward had committed to St. John's for next season. Freudenberg is part of an incoming recruiting class four-star guard Shamorie Ponds and junior college forward Bashir Ahmed.The 17-year-old German prospect will join an international-heavy lineup for the...
Via Fox Sports
February 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Marquette holds on for win over St. John's

NEW YORK -- Duane Wilson scored 17 points and Marquette held off a furious St. John's rally to win 78-73 on Sunday and hand the Red Storm their 10th straight loss.Henry Ellenson added 16 points and 18 rebounds for the Golden Eagles (13-7, 3-5 Big East).Behind Wilson and Ellenson, Marquette built a 46-26 advantage early in the second half by using a 24-4 run spanning halftime before...
Via Associated Press
January 24, 2016  |  Discuss

St. John's freshman Kassoum Yakwe actually kisses the rim

St. John's is excited about Kassoum Yakwe's potential.The 6-foot-7 forward is averaging 2.4 blocks in 20.5 minutes per game this season. Yakwe, the former four-star recruit, is able to send back so many shots with a leaping ability like this:
Via Fox Sports
January 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Big East Blowout: Georgetown Beats St. John's 93-73

D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera Had 33 Points/usatodaysports.comby Josh Adams@NCAAHoopsDigest New York- For the first time in 30 years, Chris Mullin was on the Red Storm bench during a Georgetown-St. John's game.His look has changed a little, no more mop of brown hair or short shorts. In venerable Madison Square Garden on a cold Wednesday night the two old Big East rivals squared off for...
Via College Hoops Digest
January 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Fischer, Ellenson lead Marquette past St. John's

MILWAUKEE -- Luke Fischer scored 18 points, Henry Ellenson added 15 points with 10 rebounds and Marquette pulled away late and beat St. John's 81-75 on Saturday.Haanif Cheatham had 15 points and Duane Wilson 14 for Marquette (12-4, 2-2 Big East). Traci Carter chipped in six points and eight assists, and matched a career-best with four steals.Durand Johnson scored 18 points with four...
Via Associated Press
January 09, 2016  |  Discuss

St. John’s C Yankuba Sima out 4-6 with broken hand

The St. John’s Red Storm started off the season pretty well as they were 7-3 before losing six straight games. In their most recent loss, a 83-65 blowout to tenth-ranked Xavier, their big freshman center Yankuba Sima didn’t play in the second half of the game. It looks like his absence is more serious than they would have hoped. According to College Basketball Talk, the six-foot...
Via Campus Sports Net
January 09, 2016  |  Discuss

St. John's C Yankuba Sima out 4-6 weeks

St. John's played the entire second half during Wednesday night's loss to Xavier without starting center Yankuba Sima. The Red Storm will continue to be without him in the middle, as he is reportedly out for up to six weeks.The school announced on Friday evening that the 6-foot-11 shot blocker has a broken bone in his left hand. Sima injured his left hand in the first half against...
Via Fox Sports
January 08, 2016  |  Discuss

St. John’s lands JUCO F Bashir Ahmed

JUCO forward Bashir Ahmed has committed to St. John’s, according to a report. Ahmed, a former star at John F. Kennedy High School in the Bronx, is currently at Kansas’ Hutchinson Community College and was originally committed to Iona out of high school, but was unable to play for academic reasons. On top of St. John’s, he visited Cincinnati and Texas. In the end, it was assistant...
Via Campus Sports Net
December 27, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Amar Alibegovic throws down tip-slam dunk vs. Syracuse

St. John's sophomore forward Amar Alibegovic provided a first-half spark for the Red Storm in Sunday afternoon's matchup with rival Syracuse.With 10 minutes to go in the half, Alibegovic stormed through the Orange's 2-3 zone to clean up a miss jumper from Yankuba Sima.Alibegovic went on to score seven of the next nine points, as the Johnnies opened up a 22-15 lead.St. John's entered...
Via Fox Sports
December 13, 2015  |  Discuss

St. John's opens Chris Mullin era with 32-point loss to Division II school

Chris Mullin knew his first year at St. John's was going to be rough, but the new head coach might be calling his mentor and former coach Lou Carnesecca out of retirement after how bad it started Wednesday night in Queens. Mullin opened his Red Storm coaching career with with an embarrassing 90-58 exhibition loss to Division II St. Thomas Aquinas. That's right. A Big East...
Via The Other Paper
November 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Chris Mullin lands top NYC recruit Shamorie Ponds for St. John's: Report

In what can only be called laying a solid cornerstone for the future of St. John’s basketball, Chris Mullin landed one of New York City’s top players Tuesday when Shamorie Ponds, a 6-1 guard from Thomas Jefferson High in Brooklyn, verbally committed to the Red Storm program. “It felt like a perfect fit,” Ponds said at a press conference. “It is close to home....
Via The Other Paper
September 30, 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

Metta World Peace: Chris Mullin Coaching St. John’s Would Be ‘Awesome’

Metta World Peace is unlikely to be the next men’s basketball coach at St. John’s, which is a shame. But the Red Storm got the next-best thing to having The Panda’s Friend on their bench: his endorsement of their preferred candidate. The former NBA All-Star voiced his support for fellow St. John’s alum Chris Mullin over the weekend, after Mullin...
Via NESN.com
March 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Chris Mullin expected to take St. John's job

By Vincent Frank For those of us who grew up on stories of Chris Mullin balling out for St. John’s as a part of the old Big East, this is a pretty big deal. The Hall of Famer is reportedly expected to become the school’s next head basketball coach. According to CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein, it’s all but a done deal. "St. John’s has offered Chris Mullin the opportunity...
Via Sportsnaut
March 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Metta World Peace interested in coaching at St John's

By Dan Lyons. Metta World Peace, the forward formerly known as Ron Artest, is a St. John’s great, and he has now expressed his interest in coaching his alma mater on Twitter. While reports have surfaced that St. John’s legend Chris Mullin is a candidate for the job, which was vacated by Steve Lavin this afternoon, World Peace has publicly thrown his hat into the ring: I...
Via College Spun
March 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Steve Lavin Released A Very Classy Statement Regarding His Time At St. Johns

Earlier today, St. John’s elected to part ways with head coach Steve Lavin after five seasons. Lavin led the Red Storm to an 81-55 record during his tenure, including a pair of NCAA Tournament appearances in 2011 and 2015.  A short time ago, Lavin released a statement reflecting on his time in Queens via a series of tweets, and it was quite classy. Here’s a look: In life change...
Via College Spun
March 27, 2015  |  Discuss

St. John’s Has Parted Ways With Head Coach Steve Lavin

St. John’s has decided to part ways with its men’s basketball coach, Steve Lavin, the school announced this afternoon.  Lavin, 50, has been coaching the Red Storm since 2010, leading them to the NCAA Tournament in his first and final seasons. He compiled an 81-55 career record in five years.  St. John’s went 21-12 this past season, losing to San Diego State in the NCAA Tournament’s...
Via College Spun
March 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Is Moe Harkless on the move?

By Jon Wolf According to USA Today’s Jeff Zillgitt, the Magic are looking to unload forward Maurice Harkless. A player the Magic are willing to deal for minimal return, I’m told, is forward Moe Harkless, whose minutes have dropped each season w/ORL. Moe Harkless, in his third year, is averaging career lows across the board with 3.4 points and 1.9 rebounds while shooting...
Via Crossover Chronicles
February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

St. John's forward Sir'Dominic Pointer commits most embarrassing flop ever (Video)

St. John's senior forward Sir'Dominic Pointer should be ashamed of himself after committing one of the most blatantly embarrassing flops ever on the basketball court during Tuesday night's game against Butler.Pointer's flop came after a Butler basket as he was preparing to inbound the ball. Not only were there no players within three feet of him, but the nearest player was one of...
Via Holdout Sports
February 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Vine: St. John’s Forward Sir’Dominic Pointer Had One Of The Worst Flops You’ll Ever See vs. Butler

St. John’s trails Butler by 10 midway through the second half at Hinkle Fieldhouse, but you can’t accuse the Johnnies of not trying everything possible to get back in the game. After a Tyler Wideman layup for Butler, St. John’s Sir’Dominic Pointer attempts one of the most embarrassing flops in recent memory. Either that, or he forget how to walk for a moment. Either way,...
Via College Spun
February 03, 2015  |  Discuss
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