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2014–15 St. John's Red Storm men's basketball team

The 2014–15 St. John's Red Storm men's basketball team represented St. John's University during the 2014–15 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The team was coached by Steve Lavin in his fifth year at the school. St. John's home games were played at Carnesecca Arena and Madison Square Garden and the team was members of the Big East Conference. They finished the season 21–12, 10–8 in Big East play to finish in fifth place. They lost in the quarterfinals of the Big East Tournament to Providence. They received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament where they lost in the first round to San Diego State. On March 27, 2015 St. John's and head coach Steve Lavin mutually agreed to part ways.[1]

2014–15 St. John's Red Storm men's basketball
St. John's Red Storm logo.svg
NCAA Tournament, Round of 64
ConferenceBig East Conference
2014–15 record21–12 (10–8 Big East)
Head coachSteve Lavin (5th year)
Assistant coachJim Whitesell
Assistant coachTony Chiles
Assistant coachRico Hines
Home arenaCarnesecca Arena
Madison Square Garden
Seasons
2014–15 Big East men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#9 Villanova 16 2   .889     33 3   .917
Georgetown 12 6   .667     22 11   .667
#23 Butler 12 6   .667     23 11   .676
Providence 11 7   .611     22 12   .647
St. John's 10 8   .556     21 12   .636
#22 Xavier 9 9   .500     23 14   .622
DePaul 6 12   .333     12 20   .375
Seton Hall 6 12   .333     16 15   .516
Marquette 4 14   .222     13 19   .406
Creighton 4 14   .222     14 19   .424
2015 Big East Tournament winner
As of April 6, 2015; Rankings from AP Poll

Contents

Previous seasonEdit

The Red Storm finished the season 20–13, 10–8 in Big East play to finish in three-way tie for third place. They lost in the quarterfinals of the Big East Tournament to Providence. They were invited to the National Invitation Tournament, where they lost to Robert Morris in the first round.

DeparturesEdit

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Marc-Antoine Bourgault 2 G/F 6'6" 216 Senior Saint-Malo, France Graduated
God'sgift Achiuwa 3 F/C 6'8" 236 RS Senior Port Harcourt, Nigeria Graduated
Max Hooper 10 G/F 6'6" 202 RS Sophomore Carmel Valley, California Graduated.
Transferred to Oakland
JaKarr Sampson 14 F 6'8" 208 Sophomore Akron, Ohio Entered 2014 NBA Draft
Orlando Sánchez 33 F 6'9" 216 Senior Nagua, Dominican Republic Graduated

Class of 2014 signeesEdit

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Adonis De La Rosa
C
Bronx, NY Christ the King High School 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 322 lb (146 kg) Apr 9, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 70
Amar Alibegovic
PF
Rome, Italy Istituto Tecnico Minerva 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 230 lb (100 kg)  
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: NR
Overall recruiting rankings:
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "2014 Team Ranking". Rivals.com.

Transfer additionsEdit

Name Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Joey De La Rosa C 6'11" 240 SR Bronx, New York transfer from Florida International (1 yr eligibility remaining). Under NCAA transfer rules, he would be forced to sit out the fall semester of the 2014-15 season.
Keith Thomas F 6'8" 221 Junior Mount Vernon, New York junior college transfer from Westchester Community College (2 yrs immediate eligibility). Did not met the necessary NCAA transfer requirements and was ruled ineligible for the 2014-15 season.

RosterEdit

2014–15 St. John's Red Storm men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
G 0 Jamal Branch 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 169 lb (77 kg) Sr Grace Preparatory Academy/Texas A&M Kansas City, MO
G 1 Phil Greene 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 187 lb (85 kg) Sr IMG Academy Chicago, IL
G 2 Myles Stewart (W) 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Fr Westchester Los Angeles, CA
F 4 Christian Jones 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 230 lb (104 kg) RS So IMG Academy Arlington, TX
G 5 David Lipscomb (W) 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 180 lb (82 kg) RS So Wheeler Riverdale, GA
G 10 Felix Balamou 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 192 lb (87 kg) Jr Our Savior New American Conakry, Guinea
G 11 D'Angelo Harrison 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 202 lb (92 kg) Sr Dulles Missouri City, TX
F/C 12 Chris Obekpa 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 236 lb (107 kg) Jr Our Savior New American Makurdi, Nigeria
F 14 Amar Alibegovic 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Fr Istituto Tecnico Minerva Rome, Italy
G/F 15 Sir'Dominic Pointer 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 192 lb (87 kg) Sr Quality Education Academy Detroit, MI
G 22 Jay Henderson (W) 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Fr Lake Highland Prep Orlando, FL
G 23 Rysheed Jordan 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 193 lb (88 kg) So Roberts Vaux Philadelphia, PA
C 31 Adonis Delarosa (I) 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 322 lb (146 kg) Fr Christ the King Bronx, NY
C 34 Joey Delarosa 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 249 lb (113 kg) Sr Montverde Academy/FIU Bronx, NY
F 35 Khadim Ndiaye 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Sr Christ the King Queens, NY
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  • Jim Whitesell
  • Rico Hines
  • Tony Chiles
  • Gene Keady (special asst.)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster

ScheduleEdit

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
11/01/2014*
2:00 PM, ESPN3
Humboldt State W 95–83 
Carnesecca Arena (3,338[2])
Queens, NY
11/08/2014*
2:00 PM, ESPN3
St. Thomas Aquinas W 97–71 
Carnesecca Arena (3,490[3])
Queens, NY
Non-conference regular season
11/14/2014*
7:00 PM, FSN
NJIT W 77–58  1–0
Carnesecca Arena (4,703[4])
Queens, NY
11/17/2014*
7:30 PM, ESPN3
Franklin Pierce
NIT Season Tip-Off opening round
W 94–81  2–0
Carnesecca Arena (3,553[5])
Queens, NY
11/19/2014*
7:30 PM, ESPN3
LIU Brooklyn
NIT Season Tip-Off opening round
W 66–53  3–0
Carnesecca Arena (3,733[6])
Queens, NY
11/26/2014*
7:00 PM, ESPNU
vs. Minnesota
NIT Season Tip-Off semifinals
W 70–61  4–0
Madison Square Garden (5,128[7])
New York, NY
11/28/2014*
7:00 PM, ESPN2
vs. No. 10 Gonzaga
NIT Season Tip-Off championship
L 66–73  4–1
Madison Square Garden (5,548[8])
New York, NY
12/02/2014*
7:00 PM, FS1
Niagara W 70–57  5–1
Carnesecca Arena (4,475[9])
Queens, NY
12/06/2014*
5:15 PM, ESPN2
at Syracuse W 69–57  6–1
Carrier Dome (24,884)
Syracuse, NY
12/10/2014*
8:00 PM, CBSSN
No. 24 Fairleigh Dickinson W 74–52  7–1
Carnesecca Arena (4,528)
Queens, NY
12/14/2014*
1:30 PM, FSN
No. 24 vs. Fordham
Madison Square Garden Holiday Festival
W 74–53  8–1
Madison Square Garden (8,074)
New York, NY
12/19/2014*
7:00 PM, FS1
No. 20 Saint Mary's W 53–47  9–1
Carnesecca Arena (4,645)
Queens, NY
12/22/2014*
7:30 PM, CBSSN
No. 17 Long Beach State W 66–49  10–1
Carnesecca Arena (5,014)
Queens, NY
12/28/2014*
12:00 PM, FS1
No. 17 vs. Tulane
Brooklyn Hoops Winter Festival
W 82–57  11–1
Barclays Center (6,032)
Brooklyn, NY
12/31/2014
12:00 PM, FS1
No. 15 at Seton Hall L 67–78  11–2 (0–1)
Prudential Center (9,183)
Newark, NJ
01/03/2015
4:00 PM, CBSSN
No. 15 Butler L 69–73  11–3 (0–2)
Carnesecca Arena (5,602)
Queens, NY
01/06/2015
9:00 PM, FS1
No. 24 No. 8 Villanova L 72–90  11–4 (0–3)
Madison Square Garden (8,565)
New York, NY
01/14/2015
7:00 PM, FS1
at Providence W 83–70  12–4 (1–3)
Dunkin' Donuts Center (8,176)
Providence, RI
01/18/2015
2:30 PM, FS1
at DePaul L 67–71  12–5 (1–4)
Allstate Arena (6,243)
Rosemont, IL
01/21/2015
7:00 PM, FS1
Marquette W 60–57  13–5 (2–4)
Madison Square Garden (7,532)
New York, NY
01/25/2015*
2:00 PM, FOX
No. 5 Duke L 68–77  13–6
Madison Square Garden (19,812)
New York, NY
01/28/2015
9:00 PM, FS1
at Creighton L 74–77  13–7 (2–5)
CenturyLink Center (16,544)
Omaha, NE
01/31/2015
12:00 PM, FOX
Providence W 75–66  14–7 (3–5)
Madison Square Garden (8,973)
New York, NY
02/03/2015
7:00 PM, FS1
at No. 22 Butler L 62–85  14–8 (3–6)
Hinkle Fieldhouse (7,132)
Indianapolis, IN
02/07/2015
12:00 PM, FSN
Creighton W 84–66  15–8 (4–6)
Madison Square Garden (10,759)
New York, NY
02/11/2015
9:00 PM, CBSSN
DePaul W 86–78  16–8 (5–6)
Carnesecca Arena (5,040)
Queens, NY
02/14/2015
12:30 PM, FOX
at Xavier W 78–70  17–8 (6–6)
Cintas Center (10,250)
Cincinnati, OH
02/17/2015
7:00 PM, FS1
at Georgetown L 57–79  17–9 (6–7)
Verizon Center (8,685)
Washington, D.C.
02/21/2015
12:00 PM, FOX
Seton Hall W 85–72  18–9 (7–7)
Carnesecca Arena (5,602)
Queens, NY
02/23/2015
8:00 PM, FS1
Xavier W 58–57  19–9 (8–7)
Madison Square Garden (6,634)
New York, NY
02/28/2015
12:00 noon, CBS
Georgetown W 81–70  20–9 (9–7)
Madison Square Garden (13,615)
New York, NY
03/04/2015
9:15 PM, FS1
at Marquette W 67–51  21–9 (10–7)
BMO Harris Bradley Center (14,201)
Milwaukee, WI
03/07/2015
12:00 p.m., FOX
at No. 4 Villanova L 68–105  21–10 (10–8)
Wells Fargo Center (19,161)
Philadelphia, PA
Big East Tournament
03/12/2015
2:30 PM, FS1
vs. Providence
Quarterfinals
L 57–74  21–11
Madison Square Garden (15,197)
New York, NY
NCAA Tournament
03/20/2015*
9:40 PM, CBS
No. (9) vs. (8) San Diego State
First round
L 64–76  21–12
Time Warner Cable Arena (16,945)
Charlotte, NC
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time. (#) during NCAA Tournament is seed with Region S=South.

RankingsEdit

Ranking movement
Legend: ██ Improvement in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking. RV=Received votes. NR=Not ranked.
Poll Pre Wk 1 Wk 2 Wk 3 Wk 4 Wk 5 Wk 6 Wk 7 Wk 8 Wk 9 Wk 10 Wk 11 Wk 12 Wk 13 Wk 14 Wk 15 Wk 16 Wk 17 Wk 18 Post Final
AP NR NR NR NR RV 24 20 17 15 24 RV RV NR NR NR NR NR RV RV NR N/A
Coaches NR NR NR NR RV RV 23 19 17 24 RV RV NR NR NR NR NR RV NR NR NR

Team players drafted into the NBAEdit

Round Pick Player NBA Club
2 53 Sir'Dominic Pointer Cleveland Cavaliers

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Eisenberg, Jeff (March 27, 2015). "Steve Lavin out at St. John's after five up-and-down seasons". sports.yahoo. Retrieved 27 March 2015.
  2. ^ "MBB vs. Humboldt State box score". redstormsports.com. St. John's University. Retrieved 8 November 2014.
  3. ^ "MBB vs. St. Thomas Aquinas box score". redstormsports.com. St. John's University. Retrieved 8 November 2014.
  4. ^ "MBB vs. NJIT box score". redstormsports.com. St. John's University. Retrieved 14 November 2014.
  5. ^ "MBB vs. Franklin Pierce box score". redstormsports.com. St. John's University. Retrieved 17 November 2014.
  6. ^ "MBB vs. LIU Brooklyn box score". redstormsports.com. St. John's University. Retrieved 20 November 2014.
  7. ^ "MBB vs. Minnesota box score". redstormsports.com. St. John's University. Retrieved 5 December 2014.
  8. ^ "MBB vs. Gonzaga box score". redstormsports.com. St. John's University. Retrieved 5 December 2014.
  9. ^ "MBB vs. Niagara box score". redstormsports.com. St. John's University. Retrieved 5 December 2014.