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ST. JOHN'S RUMORS & GOSSIP

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
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Big East Sunday: Villanova Defeats St. John's 68-53

Josh Hart Had 16 Points vs. St. John's/usatoday.comby Anthony Rushing@AnthonySJDVillanova took it to St. John's in the second half to pull away with a 68-53 win, Sunday afternoon at Madison Square Garden.Josh Hart had 16 points and 11 rebounds and Kris Jenkins also added a double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds to lead the sixth nationally ranked Wildcats to victory. Villanova...
Via College Hoops Digest
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Big East Preview: St. John's at Seton Hall

Chris Mullin Faces Seton Hall as a Coach For the First Time on Wednesday/steven ryan by Anthony Rushing @AnthonySJD Seton Hall will look to get back on track against St. John's, Wednesday night at Prudential Center in Newark. This is more than just getting back on track, for the Pirates, it's about staying afloat within the murky waters of a competitive Big East conference...
Via College Hoops Digest
15 days ago  |  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
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Wilson with 17 points, Marquette holds off St. John's 78-73

NEW YORK (AP) 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...
Via Associated Press
17 days ago  |  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
21 days ago  |  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
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Smith-Rivera's 33 points lead Hoyas over St. John's 93-73

NEW YORK (AP) D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera matched his career high with 33 points and Georgetown ran away from St. John's for a 93-73 victory Wednesday night, the school-record eighth straight loss for the Red Storm. Reggie Cameron added a career-high 15 points for the Hoyas (11-6, 4-1 Big East), who won for the fifth time in six games and posted their season-high point total. Ron Mvouika...
Via Associated Press
28 days ago  |  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 center Sima out 4-6 weeks with broken hand

NEW YORK (AP) St. John's freshman center Yankuba Sima has a fractured bone in his left hand and will be out 4 to 6 weeks. The school said Friday that the 6-foot-11 native of Spain was examined by a hand specialist at the Hospital for Special Surgery. He injured his non-shooting hand in the first half Wednesday night against No. 10 Xavier and did not play in the second half of...
Via Associated Press
January 08, 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

JC standout Bashir Ahmed to St. John’s

A thin and inexperienced roster has led to a difficult 2015-2016 season in head coach Chris Mullin’s inaugural season at St. John’s. It’s clear that the Red Storm needs to significant upgrade the talent on their roster for a rebuild of the program to work in the ensuing seasons. St. John’s may have added a …
Via Hoopniks
December 26, 2015  |  Discuss

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

Amar Alibegovic scored seven points for St. John's in the first half. Brad Penner Brad Penner-USA TODAY SportsSt. 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...
Via Fox Sports
December 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: St. John's freshman point guard could be eligible for second semster

St. John's could could potentially add another impact freshman before conference play begins at the end of the month.According to Zach Braziller of the New York Post, freshman point guard Marcus LoVett, a consensus four-star recruit in the Class of 2015, could become eligible for the second semester. In November, LoVett was ruled a partial-qualifier by the NCAA, meaning he is allowed...
Via Fox Sports
December 09, 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

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

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

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 would absolutely...
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

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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