If you don’t know who Keith Thomas is, you will soon. He’s a rebounding machine who is heading to St. John’s.
On April 3, St. John’s announced it had granted the 6-foot-9 sophomore a release to pursue transfer options. On Friday, the school announced Obekpa will return for the 2014-15 season.
One impact player leaving early is bad enough, but two? St. John’s head coach Steve Lavin cannot be a happy man right now.
D’Angelo Harrison scored 25 and had 10 rebounds to lead St. John’s to a 72-64 win over DePaul on Sunday.
Chris Obekpa sank a free throw with 2.1 seconds left to give St. John’s a 68-67 victory over Seton Hall on Thursday night.
At St. John’s, the smiles are much wider than the last two seasons and the answer to the most-asked question comes quickly and sincerely.
Tennessee forward Jeronne Maymon told reporters this week that he’ll be 100 percent by the time games start in November. Maymon didn’t play last season due to a knee injury, but should instantly become one of the better big men in the SEC.
Mouphtaou Yarou made his first seven shots and scored 18 points, sending Villanova to a 66-53 victory over St. John’s in the second round of the Big East tournament Wednesday night.
Freshman JaKarr Sampson scored six of his 13 points in overtime and St. John’s extended its winning streak to five games with a 79-74 victory over DePaul on Wednesday night at Carnesecca Arena.
Roosevelt Jones gives Butler a different dimension — and it’s a dimension that allowed the Bulldogs to upset top-ranked Indiana.
St. John’s star D’Angelo Harrison was in the news for all the wrong reasons during the past few weeks but he responded where it matters most — on the court.
The Red Storm made a late run to beat Detroit 77-74 on Tuesday.
D’Angelo Harrison came to St. John’s with the reputation of being a dynamic scorer. Before his college career is over, he could also be viewed as a lethal facilitator.
The most highly sought after assistant coaching position in recent memory is close to being filled.
A cerebral defender with uncanny timing, the 6-foot-9 big man will do a tremendous job protecting the rim for the Red Storm, who are now positioned to be a legitimate factor in the Big East next season.