Moe Harkless Will Leave St. John’s, Declare for NBA Draft

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This post also appeared on NBCSports.com's CollegeBasketballTalk. After a period of speculation that followed St. John’s season-ending loss in the Big East tournament, freshman forward Moe Harkless has made it official: he will hire an agent and head to the NBA draft. The announcement came at a Monday afternoon press conference at Madison Square Garden in New York City, as Harkless sat alongside his mother, Rosa, and St. John’s head coach Steve Lavin. “It has been my lifelong dream to play in the NBA, and I am excited to have that opportunity to make the jump,” Harkless said in a press release. “I would like to thank Coach Lavin, our staff and my teammates for being there for me throughout the whole season.” Harkless was named … [Read more...]

Moe Harkless Wins Big East Rookie of the Year

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NEW YORK-- After a while, it looked like a foregone conclusion, but it became official on Tuesday night: Moe Harkless is the Big East Rookie of the Year. Harkless received his award from Big East Commissioner John Marinatto on Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden, hours after the Red Storm’s season came to a close with a 73-59 loss to Pittsburgh. He stepped to the podium after receiving the award and, with the stoic reservedness we’ve come to expect from the Queens native, he thanked the committee for his selection and his teammates for support, then paused. “I really don’t know what else to say, man,” he said with a smile. The 6-8 freshman averaged 15 points and almost nine rebounds for the Red Storm this season, notching … [Read more...]