Author: John Cavanagh

St. John’s: Thoughts from the Exhibition against Maryville

Last night, the Red Storm took on the Maryville Saints at Carnesecca Arena for an exhibition game. While they may have won 71-57, it was a slow start against a Division II opponent for a team that heads into the season with plenty of promise. Here are some takeaways from last night win.

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Ranking the Big East Basketball Conference

As the month of August winds down and another summer without college basketball comes to a close, the excitement begins to build as another year of close competition in the Big East Conference looms. However, this season isn’t as a clear cut as last season. A few days ago, we tweeted out Sports Illustrated’s power rankings.

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Villanova: Scouting Jahvon Quinerly

Height: 6’0

Weight: 170 pounds

Position: Point Guard

High School: Hudson Catholic (N.J.)

Ranking: Five-star recruit (247 Sports)

 

It almost seems unfair that the Villanova Wildcats continue to replace talent with even more talent. Sure, Mikal Bridges, Jalen Brunson, and possibly Donte DiVincenzo are leaving. Yet, Villanova still has one of the strongest recruiting classes headlined by star point guard Jahvon Quinerly.

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St. John’s: Scouting Marcellus Earlington

Height: 6’5

Weight: 230 pounds

Position: Small Forward

High School: Don Bosco Prep (N.J.)

Ranking: Three-Star recruit (247 Sports)

Marcellus Earlington was originally projected to play football. Standing at 6’5 and weighing 230 pounds, the defensive end from Don Bosco Prep had offers from big-time football programs like Georgia, Penn State, Rutgers, Virginia Tech, and Pittsburgh, with a total of 16 offers. He also played basketball as a small forward.

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