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ST. JOHN'S RUMORS & GOSSIP

Chris Obekpa to visit Minnesota this weekend

Former St. John’s Red Storm center Chris Obekpa will visit the University of Minnesota this weekend. Amelia Rayno of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reported the story. Minnesota is one of four schools that Obekpa is considering, the others being N.C. State, Alabama and Arizona State, per Adam Zagoria of SNY. It’s an unfortunate circumstance for Obekpa, as he was declared ineligible...
Via Campus Sports Net
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Obekpa expected to visit Minnesota

Chris Obekpa had a roller-coaster of a career with St. John's. It started rocky, but at his peak, he was one of the best defensive players in the Big East. After a drug related suspension and a coaching change, however, Obekpa decided to call it quits with the Red Storm. With one year of eligibility remaining, he chose to transfer.Insert Minnesota.Gophers basketball coach Richard...
Via Fox Sports
4 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
6 days ago  |  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
6 days ago  |  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
11 days ago  |  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

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

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

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

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

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
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