Johnnies fall to Wisconsin in opener

Johnnies fall to Wisconsin in opener

Kieran Lynch, Editor-in-Chief
November 13, 2013
Filed under Home Scroll, Men's Basketball, Sports, Sports Scroll

Put the hype on hold – for now. The St. John’s men’s basketball team dropped its much-anticipated opener 86-75 to No. 20 Wisconsin in Sioux Falls, S.D. Friday evening. The Red Storm (0-1) never held a lead, but drew as close as four points with 8:28 left in the second half before the Badgers... Read more »

Meet the new guy: Orlando Sanchez

Meet the new guy: Orlando Sanchez

Christopher Brito, News Editor
October 16, 2013
Filed under Home Scroll, Men's Basketball

After waiting on the NCAA to grant him eligibility last season, St. John’s basketball player Orlando Sanchez is finally ready to contribute in his lone year with the team. Sanchez, the 6-foot-9-inch forward from the Dominican Republic, will only spend one season in a Red Storm jersey because he... Read more »

Orlando Sanchez Cleared By NCAA

Kieran Lynch, Features Editor
February 28, 2013
Filed under Home Scroll, Men's Basketball, Sports

Senior Orlando Sanchez has been deemed eligible by the NCAA to play for the St. John's men's basketball team during the 2013-2014 season, according to the team. The 24-year-old player was deemed ineligible prior to the 2012-2013 season after the NCAA ruled that he had used all four years of his eligibility.... Read more »

Sanchez Tries to Make Best of NCAA Situation

Sanchez Tries to Make Best of NCAA Situation

Kieran Lynch, Features Editor
February 26, 2013
Filed under Home Scroll, Men's Basketball, Sports

When senior Orlando Sanchez was declared ineligible to play NCAA basketball in the fall of 2012, the outlook wasn't necessarily what it is today. The 6 foot 9 forward thought about leaving, thought about returning to his home country of the Dominican Republic or possibly playing professionally somewhere... Read more »

Report: Sanchez Eligibility Issues Stem from D.R. National Team

Kieran Lynch, Features Editor
February 22, 2013
Filed under Men's Basketball

The source of Orlando Sanchez's eligibility issues is a 3 minute 38 second cameo in a game for the Dominican Republic National Team in 2010, according to a report in the New York Times. The current senior played for the national team as a 22-year-old in the same calendar year that he started playing... Read more »

Bourgault Cleared by NCAA

Kieran Lynch, Features Editor
November 16, 2012
Filed under Basketball, Breaking News, Home Scroll, Men's Basketball, Sports

Junior Marco Bourgault has been cleared by the NCAA to play for the St. John's men's basketball team, according to the team. A student at St. John's gave a first hand account of what he saw transpire in his Tuesday morning class in Sullivan Hall around 10:50 am. "He raised his hand during class,... Read more »

Red Storm Deals With Roster Issues

Kieran Lynch, Features Editor
November 3, 2012
Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Four players didn’t play in the men’s basketball team’s first preseason game against Sonoma State on Nov. 3. Senior God’sgift Achiuwa, junior Orlando Sanchez and sophomore Marco Bourgault sat on the sidelines in sweatsuits, while Felix Balamou didn’t see playing time despite wearing a uniform.... Read more »

‘Dribble Stirs Excitement

Kieran Lynch, Features Editor
September 26, 2012
Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

The men’s basketball team is gearing up for a new season that will feature the return of head coach Steve Lavin to the sidelines full time as well another highly regarded recruiting class ranked as high as No. 8 in the nation. Lavin, as well as sophomores D’Angelo Harrison, Amir Garrett and Phil... Read more »