St. John's Rumors & News

  • Chris Mullin offered St. John's job

    ESPN New York "Chris Mullin has been offered the job to become the next head coach at St. John's, multiple sources told ESPN. One source told ESPN a deal could be done as soon as Sunday night. Mullin, 51, is one of the greatest players in St. John's history, winning the Big East Player of the Year award..." March 30

  • Steve Lavin and St. John’s have ‘mutally agreed’ to part ways

    New York Daily News "The Steve Lavin era is over at St. John's. St. John’s send out the following press release Friday afternoon: St. John's Director of Athletics Chris Monasch announced Friday that Steve Lavin and the University have mutually agreed to part ways after five seasons leading the men's basketball..." March 27

  • Sources: Steve Lavin’s Future at St. John’s in Doubt

    Zagsblog "Steve Lavin’s future at St. John’s is in doubt and the school’s administration is engaging in various discussions this week that could determine his future, multiple sources told “They’re meeting either this weekend or Monday to discuss the fate of Lavin,” one source said. Asked what..." March 25

  • Chris Obekpa suspended 2 weeks

    New York Post "This is March Madness of a different variety. Hours before St. John’s found out its NCAA Tournament destination, the school announced the suspension of forward Chris Obekpa for two weeks for a violation of team rules. Obekpa, averaging 5.8 points, 7.0 rebounds and 3.1 blocks — fifth most in..." March 15

  • Steve Lavin confident about his status as St. John’s head coach

    New York Daily News "Steve Lavin has the job he wants and the St. John’s coach said Thursday there are no signs the school’s support is wavering even as the Red Storm has seen its chances of reaching its first NCAA Tournament since 2011 slip from near-certainty to very much in doubt. “It’s never been an issue...." February 09

  • St. John’s star Rysheed Jordan in trouble for anti-gay slur

    New York Post "St. John’s guard Rysheed Jordan hasn’t spoken to the media in his first two seasons with the Red Storm, but social media still has allowed the sophomore to create trouble with his words. On Tuesday afternoon, Jordan sent messages containing gay slurs to two people on Twitter in response to a..." January 31

  • How Rysheed Jordan is becoming the player St. John’s envisioned

    New York Post "Whatever the reason was for Rysheed Jordan’s leave of absence, it seems to have done the trick. The enigmatic sophomore guard from Philadelphia is finally playing as expected entering Wednesday night’s contest at Creighton (9 p.m., FS1). The 6-foot-4 Jordan — who missed one game during his..." January 28

  • Madison Prep's Brandon Sampson commits to St. John's

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Arguably Louisiana's best 2015 basketball prospect committed to St. John's on Monday morning. Madison Prep shooting guard Brandon Sampson chose the New York university over a long list of options that also notably included LSU, Cal, Oklahoma State, Oregon, UCLA and USC. "I think it's a great..." January 12

  • St. John's point guard Rysheed Jordan to play on Tuesday vs. 'Nova "St. John's point guard Rysheed Jordan will return to action on Tuesday against Villanova following his leave of absence over the weekend. The school announced that Jordan returned to practice on Monday after a leave of absence due to personal and family matters after his grandmother passed away..." January 05

  • Rysheed Jordan to take indefinite leave of absence from St. John's

    Newsday "Rysheed Jordan is taking an indefinite leave of absence from the St. John's basketball team, according to the school's athletic department. The sophomore guard will not be with the team for Saturday's game against Butler at Carnesecca Arena." January 04

  • St. John’s center regains eligibility by tracking down SATs

    New York Post "St. John’s freshman center Adonis De La Rosa is eligible after all – for the time being. The former Christ the King star from The Bronx, who was declared by ineligible St. John’s on Tuesday, has been cleared to rejoin the team immediately, though he will not play in games, sources confirmed to..." November 15

  • St. John’s freshman Adonis De La Rosa's season in danger over academic ineligibility

    New York Daily News "St. John's freshman Adonis De La Rosa is probably not going to play for the Red Storm this season after it was determined there were questions about his academic credentials, the Daily News has learned. “The St. John’s Athletic Department was recently informed by the NCAA Eligibility Center of..." November 12

  • St. John's F Keith Thomas ruled academically ineligible in 2014-15 "St. John's forward Keith Thomas, an incoming transfer from Westchester Community College, will be academically ineligible for the 2014-15 season, according to a release from the school. The University has learned that Thomas does not meet the academic standards required by the NCAA for..." October 29

  • St. John’s: We have the best backcourt in the country

    New York Post "The basketball opener is more than a month away for St. John’s, but the Red Storm’s swagger is in midseason form. Take senior guard Phil Greene IV, for instance, who was asked if the Johnnies have the best backcourt in the Big East. “The country,” he said emphatically during St. John’s..." September 29

  • 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 "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 "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 "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 "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