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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
5 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
26 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
26 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
June 30, 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

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 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

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

Chris Mullin to become new St. John’s head coach

St. John’s is bringing back one of its own as its next head coach. Both the New York Daily News and ESPN report that Chris Mullin has accepted the head coaching position of the Red Storm. Mullin was a star for St. John’s in the ’80s and won three Big East Player of the Year...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 30, 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

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 St. John’s Havin’ More of Lavin? Dissecting The Weird Steve Lavin Press Conference

The Steve Lavin era at St. John’s has been one filled with tough times, glimmers of hope, and just about everything in between. Because of such things — even though the Johnnies are a lock to make the NCAA Tournament — the athletic department is waiting until after the season to talk about possibly extending the head coach. The idea that the athletic department is doing that...
Via The Student Section
March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Sir’Dominic Pointer commits ridiculously egregious flop (Video)

During Tuesday’s game between St. John’s and Butler, Red Storm senior Sir’Dominic Pointer committed a ridiculously egregious flop you have to see to believe. After a made basket, Pointer was barely touched and theatrics ensued. There’s embellishing minimal contact and then there’s this, which passed embellishing when Pointer’s arms flailed and legs buckled. As far...Read More
Via Larry Brown 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

St. John's second-leading scorer Jordan takes leave of absence

  St. John's sophomore guard Rysheed Jordan is taking an indefinite leave of absence from the basketball team. Coach Steve Lavin says in a statement Friday that Jordan, the second-leading scorer for the 15th-ranked Red Storm, has to deal with ''personal and family circumstances'' in Philadelphia. Jordan will not be with the team for its game Saturday against Butler. Jordan ranks...
Via AP on Fox
January 02, 2015  |  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 away bounced...
Via Fox Sports West
March 22, 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 14...
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), who...
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
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