Tag Archives: St. John’s

Here’s the Johnnies

26 Oct

Can the new faces at St. John's have the Johnnies above the 20-win line once again?

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

St. John’s reeled in one of the best recruiting classes in 2011 and the Johnnies had a chance to roll out the new look on Tuesday night in an exhibition against C.W. Post.

What should we expect from Steve Lavin’s collection of talent? Well, the newbies played pretty well in a 110-80 win over the Division II school. Continue reading

Best case/Worst case for St. John’s

20 Sep

By Bobby Bancroft
National Hoops Report

It’s been nothing but good times in Queens, N.Y. since Steve Lavin arrived last May.  On the court he led St. John’s to a surprising fifth place finish in the Big East which resulted in the Red Storm’s first appearance in the NCAA Tournament since way back in 2002 when Mike Jarvis was still in charge.  Off the court he signed nine players – seven freshmen, one sophomore, and one junior – that resulted in the third best recruiting class in the country according to Rivals.  After so many years in the college basketball wilderness, St. John’s is finally back in the spotlight.  The extra media attention continued this week but for all of the wrong reasons. Continue reading

Dominic tipping: What’s next for the Bruins, Horns & Cats

26 Jul

Was does the commitment of Dominic Artis mean to several other top notch programs? PHOTO: SilverAndBlueSports.com

By Brian Flinn
National Hoops Report

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Over the weekend one of the top point guards in the class of 2012, Dominic Artis, gave his verbal pledge to attend UCLA. So how does this effect Kentucky, Texas, and even St. Johns? Let’s take a closer look. Continue reading

Peach Jam: Kyle Anderson breaks down his finalists

12 Jul

By Bobby Bancroft
National Hoops Report

After taking in the first session of the 2011 EYBL Finals at the Nike Peach Jam, it was clear to see who the most unselfish player on the court was.  It was Kyle Anderson.  Continue reading

The good news and bad news of the Big East schedule

2 Jul

By Bobby Bancroft
National Hoops Report

While we are just heading into July, the first big event on the 2011-2012 Big East men’s basketball calendar has already come and gone with the official announcement of the conference opponents.

With most conferences playing an unbalanced league schedule these days, the conference schedule can go a long way to determining which schools qualify for the NCAA Tournament.  In no other conference is this a bigger deal than in the Big East with its 16 teams. Continue reading

Just a Minute: May 23

23 May

Luke Hancock, a starter for George Mason, is leaving for Louisville.

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

Congratulations. You’ve made it this far. The world didn’t come to an end. Or did it?  Is this real life?

If this is real life then welcome to Monday. As per the custom here at the National Hoops Report, it is time to roll through what’s happening in the world of basketball. Continue reading

Inside the #s: Scout.com rankings

26 Apr

Steve Lavin is bringing in the most top 100 players to St. John's.

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

With the release of the Scout.com top 100 rankings for the class of 2011, there are always different ways to look at the data. Continue reading