The 2019-2020 season of college basketball is just a few months away. Schedules have been released, rosters are almost finalized and fall is upon us. There truly isn’t a better time of the year. Now, I introduce to you my rankings for the upcoming season in the Big East conference. These rankings include lists for many different categories. Without further ado, here we go.
St. John’s is known as, “New York’s Team,” but for too long, the Red Storm were a New York afterthought.
Photo Credit: Nick Bello (nbello8)
Talent. Experience. Resilience. These were all words to describe St. John’s in their fourth season under head coach Chris Mullin. A team who’s best player was voted to be the Big East Preseason Player of the Year, surrounded by newfound talent. It was the perfect storm that turned out to be a dark cloud hanging over Queens.
It’s Dec. 19, and conference play is just 10 days away. We’ve learned a lot so far from the non-conference portion of the schedule, with plenty more to learn in the coming weeks. However, I have some questions and comments about what I’ve seen so far from the Big East.
Some great shots from the Red Storm’s 89-74 win over Princeton at Madison Square Garden on December 9, 2018 courtesy of Nick Bello.
Just 13 miles away from the St. John’s campus and on the intersection of Flatbush Ave and Atlantic Ave sits the Barclays Center, the site of this week’s Legends Classic. The 19,000-seat arena served as a theatre for Brooklyn native Chris Mullin and the St. John’s Red Storm who put on two performances by defeating Cal on Monday night and narrowly defeating VCU to win the tournament on Tuesday.