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  • St. John's signs Amar Alibegovic from Bosnia

    Newsday "St. John's men's basketball is thinking big three. Recruits, that is. The Red Storm announced the signing of 6-9 Bosnian forward Amar Alibegovic on Wednesday. He is the third big man added this summer after 6-11 center Adonis Delarosa (Christ The King) and 6-8 forward Keith Thomas (Mount..." August 14

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN.com "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 08

  • Two-sport star Amir Garrett gives up college hoops for pro baseball

    CBSSports.com "Blessed with the ability to play hoops and throw a wicked slider, Amir Garrett has lived an up-in-the-air life over the past three years. He was initially facing eligibility concerns at St. John's, back in the fall of 2011. But he stayed with the program and continued on with his hoops career the..." August 08

  • Red Storm’s Sampson feels strongly he’ll be drafted

    New York Post "He isn’t projected to be selected in many mock drafts and he’s ranked low in top 100 lists, but JaKarr Sampson enters Thursday’s NBA Draft with the same confidence the St. John’s product emitted when he made the surprising move to declare following his sophomore season. “I feel like I’m going..." June 25

  • St. John's no longer pursuing Dominic Artis

    Sporting News - NCAAB "St. John's is no longer pursuing former Oregon point guard Dominic Artis following an internal review of the situation, SNY's Adam Zagoria reported. Artis was one of three Oregon players named in a rape investigation that took place in April. While ultimately no charges were filed in the..." June 24

  • Oregon transfer Dominic Artis to visit St. John’s this weekend

    New York Daily News "Oregon transfer Dominic Artis will visit St. John's this weekend, a source told the Daily News. The point guard was a part of two NCAA Tournament teams with the Ducks and would need to sit out a year per NCAA transfer rules before having two years of eligibility left. Artis was dismissed..." June 20

  • Chris Obekpa has change of heart, will return to St. John's

    CBSSports.com "Earlier this month, St. John's was dealt a tough blow when sophomore center Chris Obekpa requested a release from the Red Storm in order to transfer elsewhere. After a couple weeks of back-and-forth, though, Obekpa decided to return to St. John's for his junior campaign. “I've had good..." April 19

  • Sources: Obekpa may stay at St. John’s

    New York Post "Chris Obekpa’s departure isn’t the sure thing it was seen as weeks ago, when the Nigerian forward received his release to transfer. There is a chance the 6-foot-9 sophomore shot-blocking specialist could remain at St. John’s, sources said. If fences are able to be mended after Obekpa’s initial..." April 14

  • Former St. John’s guard/forward Max Hooper transfers to Oakland

    College Basketball Talk "After stops at Harvard and St. John’s, Max Hooper has found a new home, committing to Oakland according to a report from John Rothstein of CBS Sports. St. John’s announced Hooper’s intention to transfer on March 26. He sat out the 2012-2013 year, and averaged only saw nine minutes of action a..." April 14

  • St. John’s lands Christ the King’s Delarosa for next season

    New York Post "St. John’s and Steve Lavin are on the board in 2014. The Red Storm received a dose of much-needed good news when Christ the King senior center Adonis Delarosa picked the Johnnies over Pittsburgh, Miami, South Carolina and Alabama at a press conference at the Queens school Wednesday, giving..." April 10

  • St. John’s running out of players as Chris Obekpa transfers

    New York Post "Thus far, St John’s regular season was a smashing success compared to its offseason. Following a disappointing one-and-done NIT appearance, the deep and talented roster has fractured. Chris Obekpa, the shot-blocking sophomore dynamo, has received his release to transfer, which is a major blow..." April 04

  • St. John’s sophomore guard/forward Max Hooper to transfer

    College Basketball Talk "After playing one season at St. John’s after transferring in from Harvard, redshirt sophomore guard/forward Max Hooper is being allowed to explore possible transfer options. The program reported the news via its official Twitter account Wednesday evening. Hooper, whose perimeter shooting..." March 27

  • St. John's forward JaKarr Sampson to enter the NBA draft

    CBSSports.com "St. John's sophomore forward JaKarr Sampson intends to enter the NBA draft, the school announced on Monday evening. “It has been my lifelong dream to play in the NBA, and I am excited and ready to begin that journey. I am grateful to my teammates and coaches at St. John's. I would like to thank..." March 24

  • Robert Morris 89, St. John's 78

    ProSportsDaily "Karvel Anderson scored a career-high 38 points, including a school-record nine 3-pointers, as the visiting Colonials upset the Red Storm in the first round of the NIT. Lucky Jones added 25 points, nine rebounds and five assists for Robert Morris (22-13), which matched a program record with 16..." March 19

  • Providence 79, St. John's 74

    ProSportsDaily "Josh Fortune scored a career-high 24 points as the Friars improved their at-large resume by holding off the Red Storm in the quarterfinals of the Big East tournament in New York. LaDontae Henton collected 16 points and 11 rebounds for No. 4 seed Providence (21-11), which will face No. 8 seed..." March 14

  • Johnnies enter Big East tourney out to improve bubble status

    New York Post "Look, they could have made this a lot easier on themselves, OK? St. John’s has proven through most of the second half of this season that it could well be sitting on the breathe-easy side of the NCAA Tournament bubble, that it is certainly good enough to play with most of the 68 teams who will..." March 13

  • Teams are different, but Big East passion remains

    New York Post "It’s called the “Fu Effect,” named for the impact Seton Hall senior forward Fuquan Edwin can have on a game. It could be bouncing around during pregame warm-ups to get himself and his teammates amped. Or it could be something like he did Wednesday night against Butler in the first round of the Big..." March 13

  • St. John’s knows loss to Providence ends its dream

    New York Post "St. John’s faces a must-win game Thursday afternoon at the Garden, a game it likely has to win to reach the NCAA Tournament. But the Red Storm have been playing these games for six weeks since the end of January, when they began the Big East season 0-5. “That’s our advantage,” sophomore forward..." March 13

  • St. John’s coach: Early loss wouldn’t kill our tourney dreams

    New York Post "Steve Lavin doesn’t subscribe to the notion Thursday’s Big East quarterfinal against fifth-seeded Providence is an NCAA Tournament elimination game. While Lavin said the contest between bubble teams is “a significant game for a number of reasons,” the St. John’s coach also said there are a lot..." March 11

  • St. John's 91, Marquette 90

    ProSportsDaily "Freshman Rysheed Jordan made the second of two free throws to snap a tie with 19.5 seconds left in the second overtime as the visiting Red Storm held on to edge the Golden Eagles. Jordan, JaKarr Sampson and D’Angelo Harrison each recorded 20 points as St. John’s (20-11, 10-8 Big East) survived..." March 09

  • Steve Lavin talking new contract with St. John’s

    New York Post "St. John’s and Steve Lavin have discussed a contract extension, the coach told The Post’s Steve Serby in an exclusive interview — and the school later confirmed in a press release. Lavin, who has two years left after this season on his current six-year deal, was asked whether he wanted to keep..." March 08

  • Big East tourney depleted, but maybe more interesting

    New York Post "It’s still the Big East Tournament. It’s still Madison Square Garden. Is it the same? A lot has changed in the year since the members of the Big East last congregated for March Madness in Midtown. But what the conference has lost in star power with Connecticut (American Athletic), Syracuse..." March 07

  • St. John's Rysheed Jordan back Saturday vs. Marquette

    ESPN New York "St. John's will be back to full strength Saturday when it plays its biggest game in three years. Starting point guard Rysheed Jordan will return to the lineup at Marquette after missing Sunday's home win against DePaul while grieving the tragic death of his aunt. "Jordan's had two..." March 07

  • SJU 1st, Stony Brook 3rd in hoops poll

    Newsday "If this week’s poll looks identical to last week’s, there’s a good reason to think that. Manhattan changed places with Quinnipiac and St. Francis swapped positions with Columbia. The rest of the teams all remained the same. 1. St. John’s (19-11) 2. Iona (20-9) 3. Stony Brook (21-9) 4...." March 04

  • St. John’s rewind: How to stay on the NCAA bubble

    New York Post "St. John’s took the first step Sunday on what it hopes is a run to the NCAA Tournament, racing out to a big lead and holding off underwhelming DePaul, 72-64, at the Garden. The real challenges loom starting Saturday at Marquette, followed by the Big East tournament. For now, let’s take a..." March 04

  • St. John's 72, DePaul 64

    ProSportsDaily "D'Angelo Harrison recorded 25 points, 10 rebounds and four assists as the host Red Storm held off a late rally by the Blue Demons. Sir'Dominic Pointer added 14 points for St. John's (19-11, 9-8 Big East), which shot 51.1 percent from the field. Orlando Sanchez chipped in with 13 points and..." March 02

  • Local college rankings: Iona passes St. John’s for top spot

    New York Post "Two straight losses may have knocked St. John’s from the top spot, but Iona’s 11 consecutive wins more than validate its ascension. (Last week’s rankings in parentheses) 1. Iona (2) Record: 19-8, 16-2 Up next: Friday (7 p.m.) at Manhattan After two straight NCAA Tournament..." February 28

  • Loss means no margin of error for St. John’s

    New York Post "This is when you know the night hasn’t gone as well as you had hoped on your home floor: from 40 rows up, as the final seconds ticked away, you could hear St. John’s players congratulate Xavier players. You could hear the high fives on the Musketeers bench. And you certainly could hear the..." February 26

  • Xavier 65, St. John's 53

    ProSportsDaily "Freshman Jalen Reynolds notched his first double-double with 17 points and 16 rebounds - both career highs - as the visiting Musketeers earned a Big East victory on the road. Reynolds finished 7-of-13 from the field and Matt Stainbrook had 13 points before fouling out with three minutes left..." February 26

  • Family member found killed as St. John’s star played miles away

    New York Post "Rysheed Jordan’s remarkable freshman season continues to be surrounded by tragedy. The St. John’s point guard, whose rapid ascension has elevated the Red Storm into the NCAA Tournament conversation after nine wins in their past 11 games, missed Monday’s practice, having learned right after..." February 25

  • Villanova 57, St. John's 54

    ProSportsDaily "Darrun Hilliard scored 18 points as the Wildcats snapped the visiting Red Storm's six-game winning streak. Ryan Arcidiacono hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with just over 3 1/2 minutes to play and finished with 12 points as Villanova (24-3, 12-2 Big East) won for the eighth time in nine games and..." February 23

  • Hometown ‘prince’ Rysheed Jordan leads Storm into Philly

    New York Post "If his freshman year up to this point is any indication, Rysheed Jordan will put on a show Saturday afternoon at the Wells Fargo Center in his return to the City of Brotherly Love. The dynamic 6-foot-4 point guard from Philadelphia, nicknamed “The Prince of North Philly,” has been at his best..." February 22

  • St. John’s recruiting effort boosted by successful season

    New York Post "St. John’s success over the last month has spread past the court, where the Johnnies have won nine of their past 10 games to play their way into the NCAA Tournament picture. St. John’s recruiting profile has increased as well, in terms of the visibility of its coaches at high school events to..." February 22

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    Steve Lavin says Chris Obekpa ankle is "better" last few days, and did a light workout. #sjubb

  • New dad Sanchez will miss Red Storm’s clash with Villanova

    New York Post "St. John’s will be one player short Saturday afternoon against Villanova, but the basketball team’s family has grown by one. Senior forward Orlando Sanchez left the team Friday morning to join his wife, Flor Estefani Sanchez, in welcoming the arrival of their newborn daughter, Ysabel Angela, on..." February 22

  • This year, the Big East tourney means so much more

    New York Post "For 30 years the Big East Tournament grew into a week-long spectacle on 33rd Street that became a commercial and competitive success. It featured the best basketball conference for many of those years and winning the Big East Tournament championship was a prize that said you can’t become the..." February 20

  • Steve Lavin passed on the ‘break a chalkboard’ approach at half

    New York Post "Steve Lavin thought about going for the “dramatic effect.” His St. John’s Red Storm had just played a first half he would have graded an “F” and trailed Big East bottom feeder Butler, 33-30. A defeat would at the Garden would have ruined all the good karma the Red Storm had built in winning..." February 20

  • Red Storm still No. 1 in Metro Poll

    Newsday "St. John’s is still on top in the poll after crushing Georgetown and edging Seton Hall last week. Iona maintained its hold on the second spot after wins over St. Peter’s and Monmouth last week and Stony Brook remains at No. 3 after a solid win over UMass-Lowell. Quinnipiac made a huge jump,..." February 20

  • Poppin' Bubbles: Providence and Richmond miss big chances

    CBSSports.com "Tuesday didn't have too many marquee matchups, but it did feature several quality bubble games. Some teams were looking for resume-boosting wins, while others were just looking to avoid bad losses. Winners George Washington: The Colonials were in nearly every projected bracket heading into the..." February 19

  • St. John's center Chris Obekpa out 10-14 days

    ESPN New York "St. John's starting center Chris Obekpa will sit out an estimated 10 to 14 days with a right ankle injury suffered in practice Monday. An MRI on Tuesday revealed a sprain and a bone bruise. Obekpa has been ruled out for Tuesday night's home game versus Butler and Saturday's clash with No. 9..." February 19

  • St. John's shot-blocker Chris Obekpa (ankle) out two weeks

    CBSSports.com "As St. John's enters a key stretch in its quest for an NCAA tournament bid, the Red Storm will be without one of the best shot-blockers in the country. Chris Obekpa will miss the next 10-14 days after suffering an ankle injury during practice on Monday. An MRI on Tuesday showed a sprain and..." February 18

  • Local college rankings: St. John’s and Iona neck and neck

    New York Post "The St. John’s-Iona tug of war continues. Though the Gaels are making an impressive run through the MAAC, having won eight straight games, the Red Storm will retain the top spot until their incredible stretch concludes. (Last week’s rankings in parentheses) 1. St. John’s (1) Record: 16-9,..." February 14

  • Surging St. John’s nips Hall for key Big East win

    New York Post "Over the last month, St. John’s has played eight games and won seven of them. Thursday night’s performance at the virtually empty Prudential Center was probably the Red Storm’s worst performance in this run — but it was also their most revealing. On a night when St. John’s was outrebounded,..." February 14

  • St. John's Red Storm get big 70-65 win vs. No. 12 Creighton

    New York Post "Doug McDermott snuck behind the St. John’s defense and scored his 24th and 25th points of the night on a layup. There was 8:41 left and Creighton held a one-point lead. McDermott, the National Player of the Year candidate and NBA prospect, wouldn’t score again. Hounded by constant double teams..." February 10

  • SUNDAY NIGHT SHOWDOWN: St. John's Meets No. 12/12 Creighton At MSG

    Red Storm Sports "Winners of five of their last six games, head coach Steve Lavin and the St. John's basketball team (14-9, 4-6 BIG EAST) clash with No. 12/12 Creighton only 12 days after the Red Storm nearly upset the Bluejays in Omaha. Lavin goes for his 200th career win and SJU looks to avenge the 63-60 decision..." February 08

  • Big test ahead for St. John’s

    New York Post "St. John’s still likely isn’t making the NCAA Tournament as an at-large, but the Red Storm are making things interesting. At the very least, they’ve provided some very entertaining basketball recently, with five wins in the past six games. Plus, they’ve held on to top spot in the power rankings..." February 08

  • Johnnies look to keep Stormin’

    New York Post "A season of sky-high expectations was spiraling out of control, and the first few lines of the obituary had been written. A little more than two weeks ago, St. John’s was off to its worst start in the Big East in a decade, having dropped its fifth straight game to open conference play — falling..." February 04

  • Doug McDermott's 3 with seconds left powers Creighton past St. John's

    Omaha World-Herald "Doug McDermott's finest hour at Creighton ended Tuesday night with him making the biggest shot of his illustrious career. The two-time All-American delivered a game-winning 25-footer with 2.5 seconds to play, capping a 39-point performance that carried the No. 20 Bluejays to a 63-60 victory..." January 29

  • Creighton’s McDermott to test St. John’s

    New York Post "Doug McDermott’s wallet told him to go pro, but his heart said stay in college. Creighton is thrilled the 6-foot-8 star senior from Iowa was content eating cafeteria food for another year, but the rest of the conference probably wishes McDermott went for the money. His presence has made..." January 28

  • St. John’s hopes to keep rolling against Butler, Creighton

    New York Post "St. John’s finally broke the Big East ice Thursday night, managing to hold off Seton Hall 77-76 for its first conference victory after leading by 17 points with nine minutes remaining. Now the real tests begin, starting Saturday afternoon at famed Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, where the..." January 25

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