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It comes as no surprise that St. John's freshmen Moe Harkless and D'Angelo Harrison were named to the Big East all-rookie team released Sunday morning. Forward Harkless averaged 15.3 points and 8.5 rebounds, which also was good enough to earn him honorable mention All-Big East recognition, the only rookie so honored. Harrison's 18.5 scoring average ranked third in the league.
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Facing the prospect of losing 10 seniors from last season's NCAA Tournament team, everyone at St. John's from head coach Steve Lavin on down understood this season would be difficult because of the lack of experience. But few could have imagined how difficult the challenge would become when a highly ranked recruiting class of nine players shrank by three before the season began and went through...Read more »
When Duke's second-half lead over St. John's reached 22 points Saturday afternoon at Cameron Indoor Stadium, it appeared the Red Storm's freshman-dominated team was in for an embarrassing showing on national TV. Maybe as bad as the 22-point loss at Kentucky earlier this season.
But Moe Harkless and D'Angelo Harrison, who quickly are becoming an effective 1-2 punch, led a stirring comeback...Read more »
It's not surprising the top two freshmen scorers in Big East games are St. John's Moe Harkless (18.1 points) and D'Angelo Harrison (17.1). The Red Storm started all five scholarship freshmen in their 78-62 upset of West Virginia Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden, and since juniors God'sgift Achiuwa and Malik Stith are the only others in the rotation, plenty of playing time to amass stats...Read more »
St. John's cast of young but talented recruits is going through the gantlet of the Big East schedule taking a pounding like the contestants on the ABC game show "Wipeout." They got bounced around again Saturday afternoon by a much bigger Villanova team that outrebounded them 52-36 on the way to a 79-76 overtime victory.
Despite that clear physical dominance by the Wildcats, Red Storm...Read more »
Size matters in the Big East, and it showed again Sunday afternoon at Madison Square Garden when much taller Georgetown was able to hold St.John's to 31.5 percent shooting and pull away for a 69-49 victory. The Hoyas outrebounded the Red Storm, 42-34, blocked six shots and held leading Red Storm scorer D'Angelo Harrison to five points on 1-for-12 shooting.
At one point late in the first half,...Read more »
Say what you will about the significance of a 91-67 victory over the likes of lowly Providence, but after all the turmoil an undermanned St. John's team has faced this season, it was one heck of a Big East debut for the six newcomers who joined veteran Malik Stith in the rotation. Of course, the 32-point performance of Moe Harkless already is in the record books as the most points scored by a freshman...Read more »
After a long night of struggle against weak Texas-Pan American in which St. John's pulled out a 66-61 victory after forging ahead in the final 36 seconds, guard D'Angelo Harrison admitted the obvious. A team with only a seven-man rotation of scholarship players gets tired no matter who the opposition might be.
"We have that moment where we kind of get tired," Harrison said. "I'm...Read more »