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Courtside: International Impact

Courtside: International Impact

Kaylee Herndon, Staff Writer

November 27, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports, Sports Scroll

Roughly 10 minutes before open practice began on St. John’s Media Day, sophomore guard Federico Mussini and sophomore center Yankuba Sima began taking some warm up shots together.  Mussini and Sima have experienced being both teammates and rivals. Outside of St. John’s basketball, each represe...

Courtside: Newcomers look to make their mark

Courtside: Newcomers look to make their mark

Anna Kulesa, Staff Writer

November 27, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Sports Scroll

Andrayah Adams, Alisha Kebbe and Shamachya Duncan are three of the new faces for the St. John’s women’s basketball team. All three are incoming freshman that had impressive high school careers and are looking to make an impact this season. The Red Storm hope they can fill the big shoes of now gradu...

Courtside: Small in Stature, Big in Heart

Anna Kulesa, Staff Writer

November 15, 2015


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

For New York native and St. John’s junior guard Aliyah Lewis, basketball has always been her sport. “Basketball was my only sport. I have been playing since about five, but I probably started taking it [seriously] by the age of nine, when I started playing AAU basketball. Just traveling the world...

Courtside: Mullin Returns Home

Brandon Mauk, Digital Sports Manager

November 15, 2015


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Thirty years later, it’s all come full circle for Chris Mullin. The legend has returned to where his historic life in basketball began. Before he was a five-time NBA All-Star, a member of the 1992 U.S. Olympic “Dream Team” and a Naismith Basketball Hall of Famer, he was the heart and soul of ...

Courtside: Women’s Basketball looks to get back into the Big Dance

Wilson Sy, Staff Writer

November 15, 2015


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

As we wait for the start of the women’s basketball season, the Red Storm were voted to finish second in conference play by the coaches, only behind defending Big-East Champion DePaul. Head coach Joe Tartamella starts his fourth season at the helm of the program and has added new members to his staff....

Courtside: St. John’s begins the rebuild as Mullin tries to bring program back to glory days

Stephen Zitolo, Sports Editor

November 15, 2015


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

There is no question about the state of the St. John’s men’s basketball program; it’s under construction. Since last season’s first round exit in the NCAA Tournament, everything about the program has a whole new look and feel to it. There’s a whole new staff of coaches led by first time h...

Courtside: Staff Predictions for Men’s Basketball

Stephen Zitolo, Brandon Mauk, Carmine Carcieri, and Troy Mauriello

November 15, 2015


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Q1: Where will the men’s basketball team finish at season’s end? Stephen Zitolo: "In Chris Mullin’s first season as head coach the Red Storm are going to have their share of growing pains. But with the addition of nine new players to a roster that didn’t see a lot of minutes last season it’s ...

Courtside: Staff Predictions for Women’s Basketball

Stephen Zitolo, Brandon Mauk, Carmine Carcieri, and Troy Mauriello

November 15, 2015


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

The Torch's Sports Section Staff Predicts How the St. John's Women's Basketball will fare in the 2015-2016 season Q1: Where will the women’s basketball team finish at season’s end? Stephen Zitolo: "The women’s basketball team will surely be a threat to not only be the best team in the Big East...

Courtside: 1-On-1 with Ron Mvouika

Brandon Mauk, Digital Sports Manager

November 15, 2015


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

The Torch sits down with St. John’s graduate transfer Ron Mvouika, who joins the Red Storm after missing almost all of last season at Missouri State with an injury. However, he brings a much-needed veteran presence to a young, rebuilding program. The Torch: What was the biggest reason you decided to come here to...

Courtside: 1-On-1 with Danaejah Grant

Reza Moreno, Staff Writer

November 15, 2015


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

The Torch sits down with senior guard Danaejah Grant to discuss her future plans after her collegiate days are over, her final season and her hobbies off of the court. The Torch:  Do you dream about playing in the WNBA? Danaejah Grant: "Of course, I mean I worked my whole life to be at this point; to be...

Courtside: Home Sweet Home

Sydney Johnson, Staff Writer

November 15, 2015


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

1931: New York Mayor Jimmy Walker organized a college tripleheader to raise money for unemployment. This benefit was held in Madison Square Garden (MSG) and was the first time college student-athletes were able to compete on the hardwood of the World’s Most Famous Arena. Six college teams were invited ...

Courtside: From Mali to the Mecca

Carmine Carcieri, Assistant Sports Editor

November 15, 2015


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Since the day Chris Mullin accepted the St. John’s head coaching position, the Hall of Famer has preached the idea of landing the top talent in New York in order to rebuild a program that has struggled to live up to expectations the past few years. Kassoum Yakwe, a four-star prospect, may not be a native of New ...

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