Jakarr Sampson

St. John’s Chris Obekpa, top, and Ryan Arcidiacono of Villanova battle for a loose ball during the second round of the Big East Tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 13, 2013. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Report: Obekpa Granted Release, Expected To Transfer From St. John’s

One impact player leaving early is bad enough, but two? St. John’s head coach Steve Lavin cannot be a happy man right now.

04/03/2014

JaKarr Sampson #14 of the St. John's Red Storm dunks against the Marquette Golden Eagles at Madison Square Garden on February 1, 2014. (Photo by Nate Shron/Getty Images)

JaKarr Sampson Leaving St. John’s For NBA Draft

Red Storm coach Steve Lavin said Monday that the 6-foot-9 Sampson has not hired an agent but is in the process. The early entry deadline is April 27.

03/25/2014

Providence’s Bryce Cotton passes the ball as St. John’s Phil Greene IV defends during the teams’ Big East Tournament quarterfinal meeting on March 13, 2014, at Madison Square Garden. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Furious Rally Not Enough To Keep St. John’s From Brutal Defeat

Josh Fortune scored a career-high 24 points and Providence advanced to the Big East tournament semifinals for the first time in 17 years by hanging on for a 79-74 victory over St. John’s on Thursday.

03/14/2014

Head coach Steve Lavin of the St. John's Red Storm high fives D'Angelo Harrison. (Photo by Nate Shron/Getty Images)

St. John’s Escapes Second-Half Charge From DePaul On Senior Day

D’Angelo Harrison scored 25 and had 10 rebounds to lead St. John’s to a 72-64 win over DePaul on Sunday.

03/02/2014

Chris Obekpa #12 of the St. John's Red Storm (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

St. John’s Falls To Xavier 65-53

It was a tight contest much of the way, but a 10-1 run over a 3:59 stretch midway through the second half put the Musketeers up by 10, 49-39. St. John’s battled back to pull to within four, but could get no closer.

02/26/2014

Head coach Steve Lavin of the St. John's Red Storm high fives D'Angelo Harrison. (Photo by Nate Shron/Getty Images)

St. John’s Beats Butler 77-52 At MSG For 6th Consecutive Victory

JaKarr Sampson scored a career-high 23 points and St. John’s pulled away from Butler in the second half for its sixth consecutive victory, 77-52, at Madison Square Garden Tuesday night.

02/19/2014

D'Angelo Harrison (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

St. John’s Hangs On, Defeats Columbia 65-59 At Barclays Center

D’Angelo Harrison scored 15 points to lead St. John’s to a 65-59 victory over Columbia on Saturday at the Brooklyn Hoops Winter Festival at Barclays Center.

12/28/2013

D'Angelo Harrison of the St. John's Red Storm. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

St. John’s Beats Youngstown State, Harrison Breaks School 3-Point Record

D’Angelo Harrison broke St. John’s three-point record as the Red Storm won 96-87.

12/21/2013

D'Angelo Harrison (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Harrison Powers St. John’s To Win Over Wagner In Home Opener

D’Angelo Harrison scored 25 points and St. John’s overcame a bad-shooting second half to beat Wagner 73-57 on Friday night, the Red Storm’s 10th straight home-opening win.

11/15/2013

FILE-- St. John's JaKarr Sampson (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Excitement Building At St. John’s As Dawn Of Rysheed Jordan Era Nears

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.

10/10/2013

Steve Lavin (credit: Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

St. John’s Red Storm Knocked Out Of NIT Second Round

The Johnnies are out of the NIT in the second round after losing to Virginia 68-50.

03/24/2013

St. John’s Chris Obekpa, left, and Villanova’s Ryan Arcidiacono battle for the ball during the second round of the Big East Tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 13, 2013. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

St. John’s Thinking NIT Bid Following Loss To Villanova In Big East Tournament

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.

03/13/2013

D'Angelo Harrison of the St. John's Red Storm. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

St. John’s Gives Away Big Lead, But Recovers In Time To Finish Off UConn

JaKarr Sampson had 18 points to lead St. John’s to a 71-65 victory over Connecticut on Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden, the Red Storm’s sixth win in seven games.

02/06/2013

D'Angelo Harrison of the St. John's Red Storm. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Young St. John’s Growing Up In A Hurry, Extends Win Streak To 5

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.

01/30/2013

D'Angelo Harrison of the St. John's Red Storm. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

St. John’s Rides Sampson And Harrison, Gets Revenge On Rutgers

Freshman JaKarr Sampson had 21 points and seven rebounds and St. John’s won its third straight with a 72-60 victory over Rutgers Wednesday night.

01/23/2013

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