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ST. JOHN'S RUMORS & GOSSIP

Report: Date for Syracuse-St. John's basketball game set for Madison Square Garden

Syracuse will meet former Big East basketball rival St. John's in December in a battle of schools from the Empire State.The game continues a series with the  Red Storm, and this year it will feature an interesting element. John's hired former star Chris Mullin last March as its new head coach after parting ways with Steve Lavin. Mullin has really put his footprints on the program...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Marcus LoVett Jr. to St. John's: Red Storm land 4-Star PG prospect

Marcus LoVett Jr., a 4-star point guard in the class of 2015, has made his decision: He's headed to Queens.With D'Angelo Harrison's days in Queens over, Lovett Jr. is a huge get for Chris Mullin and his staff. According to Bleacher Report, Lovett Jr. flashes oodles of style to complement his substance. He is "one of the most entertaining guards in the country.'The move continues...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

St. John’s to Host Syracuse at MSG December 13

The Syracuse Orange and the St. John’s Red Storm will continue their storied rivalry into the 2015-2016 season. It was reported early Wednesday morning by Jon Rothstein that St. John’s would host the Orange at historic Madison Square Garden in New York City on December 13. St. John's will host Syracuse on Sunday 12/13/15 at MSG, source told @CBSSports. Return game of home-and...
Via Campus Sports Net
2 days ago  |  Discuss

7-footer transferring from St. John’s

7-foot freshman Adonis De La Rosa is transferring from St. John’s, ZagsBlog reported Tuesday. De La Rosa was an academic non-qualifier, which kept him from playing last season. De La Rosa was a three-star recruit coming out of high school, where he averaged a double-double to help Christ The King (NY) to a New York Class AA Federation title. St. John’s also received good...
Via The Catch and Shoot
April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

SJU’s Rysheed Jordan will stay in school

The start to Chris Mullin’s head coaching tenure at St. John’s could not have gone better, after late last night Rysheed Jordan announced that he will return to the Red Storm for his junior season.  Earlier this month, center Chris Obekpa confirmed that he would also remain with the program and Jordan makes two key parts of the NCAA Tournament qualifying St. John’s squad...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Georgetown Welcomed Chris Mullin Back To St. John’s With A Cool Throwback Picture

St. John’s made the hire of alum Chris Mullin as head basketball coach official minutes ago. The former Red Storm and NBA star is taking over the reins for Steve Lavin and has already hired Iowa State assistant coach Matt Abdelmassih to be a part of his staff. When Mullin suited up for St. John’s during the 1980s, the program’s top rivals were Syracuse and Georgetown. The three...
Via College Spun
March 31, 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

Steve Lavin, St. John’s ‘mutually agree’ to part ways: Report

Steve Lavin will no longer be the men's basketball coach at St. John's, the school announced Friday, after the two sides mutually parted ways. The news comes days after reports said Lavin was in talks over a contract extension and one week after the Red Storm were bounced from the NCAA tournament in the first round. Those extension talks didn't last long, as reports later...
Via The Other Paper
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

Obekpa’s Absence Proved too Immense to Overcome for St. John’s Red Storm

Chris Obekpa #12 of the St. John’s Red Storm jumps up to block a shot against the Villanova Wildcats during the game at Madison Square Garden on January 6, 2015 in New York City. (Mandatory Credit: Nate Shron/Getty Images) Steve Lavin’s St John’s Red Storm saw their season end Friday at the hands of San Diego State in a 76-64 defeat. The game was a frustrating defeat for the...
Via The Sports Journal
March 22, 2015  |  Discuss

St. John's suspends starting C Chris Obekpa for two weeks: Report

One of the best shot blockers in the country might have just swatted away St. John's chances at making the NCAA Tournament. St. John's coach Steve Lavin announced on Sunday afternoon junior center Chris Obekpa will be suspended for two weeks, citing a violation of team rules — just hours before the selection committee decides which at-large teams will be invited to the tournament...
Via The Other Paper
March 15, 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

GIF: St. John’s Stars D’Angelo Harrison And Phil Greene IV Combine For An Awesome Bounce Pass Alley-Oop

No, this was not from a live game, and the basket does look a bit short in the shot, but St. John’s basketball stars D’Angelo Harrison and Phil Greene IV combined for an awesome alley-oop for a Big East Tournament video shoot. Harrison throws a perfect bounce pass which Greene collects during a mid-air spin for a big two-handed dunk. The slow-motion camera work definitely adds...
Via College Spun
March 09, 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
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