DJ Kennedy and Justin Brownlee Score Tryouts with D-League Teams

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While other former members of the Red Storm have moved abroad to pursue professional careers, DJ Kennedy and Justin Brownlee have found opportunities here in the States, with D-League affiliates in Pennsylvania and Maine. Kennedy, who is working his way back from a serious knee injury that he suffered in last year's Big East tournament, got a free agent invite to training camp with the Erie Bayhawks, the NBA D-League affiliate of the New York Knicks. Brownlee played a short time with the New Laredo Bulls of the Mexican National Basketball League and will now try out with the Maine Red Claws, the D-League affiliate of the Philadelphia 76ers, Boston Celtics, and Charlotte Bobcats. Both players were integral in the St. John's run to … [Read more...]

St. John’s Legend Enters Hall of Fame

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2010 New York Basketball Hall of Fame Photo Gallery QUEENS, N.Y. (Sept. 24, 2010) – Hardwood legend George Johnson became the 30th member of the St. John’s family to be inducted into the New York Basketball Hall of Fame at the New York Athletic Club’s annual event on Thursday night. New St. John’s head coach Steve Lavin, Director of Athletics Chris Monasch and Purdue Hall of Fame mentor Gene Keady joined the eight honorees and a host of New York City basketball royalty as part of the celebration. Johnson still ranks sixth on St. John's all-time scoring list with 1,763 career points, but his claim to fame is as the greatest rebounder in school history with 1,240 career boards. Johnson played from 1974 through 1978, and along with … [Read more...]

Mullin, ’92 Dream Team Inducted Into Naismith Basketball Hall Of Fame

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QUEENS, N.Y. (August 14, 2010) – St. John’s legend Chris Mullin, the most-decorated player in program history, was inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame on Friday night, with his 1992 USA Basketball “Dream Team” Olympic gold medalist teammates as part of its 2010 class. The most recent group enshrined in the Springfield, Mass., venue also includes the 1960 USA Olympic gold medal team, Scottie Pippen of the Chicago Bulls, Karl Malone of the Utah Jazz, Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss, high school coaching great Bob Hurley Sr., and WNBA star Cynthia Cooper. NBA veterans Dennis Johnson and Gus Johnson and international star Maciel "Ubiratan" Pereira were honored posthumously. Mullin became the ninth individual … [Read more...]

Billy Singleton to the Gauchos

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Updated 5/19/10 1:00 AM The New York Gauchos have confirmed the hire of Billy Singleton on their Twitter. Since Maurice Hicks is taking the Director of Basketball operations job at St. John's that leaves an opening for the New York Gauchos. The buzz around New York is that Billy Singleton is currently the favorite to take the position. Singleton became the Director of Basketball operations under Norm Roberts in September of 2007. Singleton was a standout player for the Redstorm and graduated from the University in 1991. Singleton was a three-year letter winner at St. John's and co-captain as a senior in 1991, playing for Hall of Fame Coach Lou Carnesecca and alongside greats such as Malik Sealy, Jayson Williams, Jason Buchanan and … [Read more...]

Happy Birthday Lamont Hamilton

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Too often we forget those who played in a Red Storm uniform after they graduate. JohnnyJungle.com wants to change that. Yesterday was St. John's basketball alumnus Lamont Hamilton's 26th birthday. Hamilton was the leader for the Red Storm from seasons 2003-2007. The big Monty was an immediate contributor to St. John's logging 18.3 minutes per game his freshman season backing up senior Kyle Cuffe. The program saw many tough times in Monty's career however he was always the one who everyone could count on to give the Red Storm a chance to win. Lamont started every single game from his sophomore to senior season (84 games) who was quickly forced into becoming the team leader. Monty definitely had some memorable games during his … [Read more...]

Alumni Update: Otoja Abit

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Otoja Abit #33 F Birth Place: Woodside, NY Birthday: 06/05/1985 Height: 6-6 Weight: 195 lbs Position: F High School: Archbishop Molloy Johnny Jungle.com got a chance to catch up with St. John's Basketball Alumnus Otoja Abit to see what he was up to. "Toe" played for St. John's from 2004-2008. JJ: What have you been up to post graduation? Work? Socially? OA: Since Commencing from St. John's I've been pursuing a career as working Actor/Model. The day I left the campus I have been doing that full time. I'm following a dream and couldn't be any happier. JJ: Where are you currently residing? OA: I currently reside in Briarwood. It's good for me because I live close to the St.John's Community and also Archbishop … [Read more...]